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Free will is the ability of [[Individuated_Units_of_Consciousness|individuated units of consciousness]] (IUOC) to make choices within their [[Decision_Space|decision space]] by using their [[Intent]]. Free will is an essential characteristic of evolving consciousness systems whose goal is to lower [[Entropy|entropy]]. Determinism is an incompatible concept and a practical impossibility. From any reference frame within the [[Larger Consciousness System]], unknowns and randomness create the inherent unpredictability of free will. Omniscience, like infinity, are interesting conceptualizations but lead to an impractical reality. <ref group="toe_forum_references">[http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=59 Free will or non-determinism?]</ref><ref>[http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5816 Back to the Free Will Conundrum]</ref>
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Free will is the ability of [[Individuated_Units_of_Consciousness|individuated units of consciousness]] (IUOC) to make choices within their [[Decision_Space|decision space]] by using their [[Intent]]. Free will is an essential characteristic of evolving consciousness systems whose goal is to lower [[Entropy|entropy]]. Determinism is an incompatible concept and a practical impossibility. From any reference frame within the [[Larger Consciousness System]], unknowns and randomness create the inherent unpredictability of free will. Omniscience, like infinity, are interesting conceptualizations but lead to an impractical reality. <ref group="toe forum reference">[http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=59 Free will or non-determinism?]</ref><ref>[http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5816 Back to the Free Will Conundrum]</ref>
  
  
Note that having free will does not imply that an IUOC can do whatever it wants, it can only choose from the available choices within its decision space. It has both internal limitations (such as ego, fear, lack of awareness) and external limitations (such as the rule-set in [[PMR]]) that bound what choices are available. <ref group="toe_forum_references" name="multiple">[http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5842 Free Will]</ref>
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Note that having free will does not imply that an IUOC can do whatever it wants, it can only choose from the available choices within its decision space. It has both internal limitations (such as ego, fear, lack of awareness) and external limitations (such as the rule-set in [[PMR]]) that bound what choices are available. <ref group="toe forum reference" name="multiple">[http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5842 Free Will]</ref>
  
  
It should also be noted that a choice is made at the being-level of conscious intent; free will choice is generally not an intellectual decision. <ref group="toe_forum_references" name="multiple">[http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5842 Free Will]</ref>
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It should also be noted that a choice is made at the being-level of conscious intent; free will choice is generally not an intellectual decision. <ref group="toe forum reference" name="multiple">[http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5842 Free Will]</ref>
  
 
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--[[User:Michael Saganski|Michael Saganski]] 10:26, 30 May 2011 (CDT)
 
--[[User:Michael Saganski|Michael Saganski]] 10:26, 30 May 2011 (CDT)

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Free will is the ability of individuated units of consciousness (IUOC) to make choices within their decision space by using their Intent. Free will is an essential characteristic of evolving consciousness systems whose goal is to lower entropy. Determinism is an incompatible concept and a practical impossibility. From any reference frame within the Larger Consciousness System, unknowns and randomness create the inherent unpredictability of free will. Omniscience, like infinity, are interesting conceptualizations but lead to an impractical reality. [toe forum reference 1][1]


Note that having free will does not imply that an IUOC can do whatever it wants, it can only choose from the available choices within its decision space. It has both internal limitations (such as ego, fear, lack of awareness) and external limitations (such as the rule-set in PMR) that bound what choices are available. [toe forum reference 2]


It should also be noted that a choice is made at the being-level of conscious intent; free will choice is generally not an intellectual decision. [toe forum reference 2]

My Big TOE Forum References

  1. Free will or non-determinism?
  2. 2.0 2.1 Free Will
--Michael Saganski 10:26, 30 May 2011 (CDT)
  1. Back to the Free Will Conundrum