Summerlander wrote:...organisms in nature using unpredictable time in evolutionarily stable strategies in order to get ahead of competitors and survive. Unpredictability is a good weapon...
You have a very good point. It made me think of something. All of life on Earth and the whole ecosystem is based on predators and prey. After millions, billions of years, none of the prey have evolved to predict their predator's exact moves before they happen. Why is that? You'd think after a while one would, and if it did, it certainly would not die off. It would eventually be the only being left and end up eating themselves. In an orderly manner if they were intelligent enough to prolong their species and evolve to anywhere close to a human's, although meager, level of self-awareness and intelligence. I don't even know if that is possible either and sounds far-fetched.
So I agree. Evolution has kept us stupid. At best we can only predict general behavior, not exact movement.
But what if, we have no predators anymore? What will occupy our mind after that? What will fill that void of potential that was once pre-occupied? Maybe there is room to use our minds as a super-computer to it's fullest potential that we have never been granted before, and just don't realize it. Then we can naturally predict things with much more accuracy! Not just general behavior, but more exact movements. And I'm not even talking about 20 years in the future, but just 3 seconds. Is it not possible? Does it defy physics? It's already feasible to predict the weather. Why isn't the whole universe, and us, part of the same machine, flowing in predictable ways?
When in sleep, without any other things to pre-occupy us, perhaps a precognitive dream does not defy any laws of physics, as long as we know the present data.
I'm just rambling again, and even I can see some holes in this, but felt like saying something.
I expect a ranting, to refute my admitted rambling.