<< Free Will and Causality

What is Acausal Freedom?

As they interact in a deterministic world, VP and LB base their communication using causal logic, but there are times when VP needs to free itself from such causal manner of thinking.

While interacting, VP may have ambiguity in conceptualizing (more here) or may have inaccuracy problems assigning and recalling its own or LB’s intramural attributes (more here), etc., for which (based on the optimizing aspect of the evolutionary process) it may need to deliberate on the interaction using experimentation (e.g. for trend analysis), and thus needs to break from its typical causal manner of thinking.

VP may also need to break from its typical causal manner of thinking, i.e. acausal freedom, e.g., to fail someone’s expectations (e.g. in order to reduce one’s own predictability) while interacting socially. It is the very freedom that you use when you do something “just for the heck of it". The freedom it offers is the freedom we perceive while making decisions.

With acausal freedom, the optimizing aspect of the evolutionary process has awarded VP, i.e. the self, the complete authority (over LB) to select one course of action or the other or even ignoring them, with reason or without any reason, and thus can be held morally responsible for whatever decisions it makes.

Note: When VP receives a decision with a very high confidence level from LB, it affects VP’s decision, and based on the level, can even overrule it, which happens in the case of e.g. phobia. But when a person receives training to cure phobia by gradually and repeatedly getting exposed to the thing or situation he/she fears, it is such freedom that teaches it (the person) not to follow the logic provided by LB (more here).

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