My genetic test says I _might_ have low oxytocin although I never checked. Given that I can turn my empathy on and off like a switch, it’s probably true. I can chose whether to care or not. It’s .. not all that automatic. It’s a conscious decision I make.

My genetic test says I _might_ have low oxytocin although I never checked. Given that I can turn my empathy on and off like a switch, it’s probably true. I can chose whether to care or not. It’s .. not all that automatic. It’s a conscious decision I make.

Oh, our thinking processes map. But it’s viewpoints. For example, I’ve heavily all about branching. It’s from years of programming. Branching is the key to computers functioning and having a form of intelligence.

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Thing is, knowledge of the future is illusionary. We humans take our past, flip it over, and call it “future”.

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Our ways of thinking map but it’s a tricky process. There’s a dichotomy and we probably fall cleanly on sides. I’d say you have a block universe view, I have a growing block universe view. For you, it is already finished – you are taking a gods eye view of everything. For me it’s experiential – I am in the middle experiencing.

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This image for example, speaks heavily to me. I am in that middle part and you are in your middle part and the fact that our perspectives overlap like Venn but never merge is fantastic and fascinating to me.

Ultimately, by putting myself as “experiencer”, I too could conceive of myself as ‘slave’ because I am not putting myself in control of everything – only my experience of it.

So that’s one way we map.

For example, that I can even reframe is amazing. I can experience my whole world falling apart and restructuring upon a deep realization of the universe. Now, I could say “I am a slave to the changing framework”. But I enjoy the ride and I say “yes” to the experience which makes it my volition.

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But the notion that “it’s all an illusion” or “I am a meat slave” or “none of the choices are made by me” doesn’t bother me either. It’s just not how I chose to talk about it. Talking “as if” there is choice and freedom and liberty is, well, nice.

I don’t think we can swap our legal system out just yet though. If flawed brain is flawed, rational choice is removal to deter future crime. Having intent in the mix SOMEWHERE allows for some flexibility.

Experience. That’s the key. Why do our perspectives differ and are also similar? Sure, genes play a part. But experience is the greater factor.

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the I may be an illusion but it is an illusionary experiencer of illusion. It took years, but I am a hard physicalist. That is, even illusion is concrete.

David Kellogg Lewis’s philosophy of multiverse (not the same as physics multiverse), gives enough space for that to happen because there are no “what if”. It’s simply true in another universe that’s entirely separate.

I treat it “as if” it’s true. For me it’s a gigantic spreadsheet. A spatiotemporal database is big enough to hold everything. But if you have “what ifs” you need another spreadsheet with the contrafacturals, so that’s another real spreadsheet with a spatiotemporal database on it, etc. The drawback is that they cannot communicate with each other. But they can have duplicates of each other.

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Copy paste, change value. New Universe.

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It has value because there are governments declaring it does and regulating the currency which is utilized to determine how much money it is worth.

The market is by human, for human. The value is by human, for human.

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