…an implication of technology on personal freedom is the possibility of analyzing and modifying the mental processes involved in computing our choices towards an optimized state of freedom. In the future we might augment our minds towards increased freedom not only by means of increased computing resources and information access, but also by upgrading the very way we compute. If we gain enough understanding how mental processes arise, we might be able to devise general methods of ridding them from unnecessary redundancies and increasing their aesthetic and creative qualities. To some extent we already do that when we self reflect on how we engage in our own experiences, and consciously try to augment our views and improve our future responses. In the future, the sciences of the mind could provide us with powerful insights and tools to help us optimize our freedom as well as other qualities.
@spaceweaver, in the “The way we are free - on the problem of free will” [PDF]
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