panagiotakis wrote:In one of his works , few months before 9/11, there
was a man and in the background a tower an a plane
flying towards it. ( if I find, it I will post it)
If an ape types long enough into a typewrighter, it can write a book. I'm sure that applies here too. If a milion people make random predictions every day one of them is bound to be close to the truth sometime in the future.
So i wouldn't put too much weight on it, unless of course he seems to be "lucky" in making predictions that come true very often
panagiotakis wrote:The big question for me is , can sth be predicted?
Are there people who can really see the future?
Uncertainty and little science knowledge, help a lot
conspiracies to spread.
I would argue this point and say yes. I would actually even argue that we are coming close, or already are at the point where we are able to do so.
Why? because the future consists mainly of human interactions based on their behavior.
If you had enough data about a certain person and an adequate computer program and the necesary calculating power it would be able to calculate in real time what that person is thinking and what it would do next and how it would react to certain situations.
If you then had data about every single person and way of monitoring their enviroment you could predict accurately the future. all you would be limited to then would be your processing power.
Someone decides to go to a party => They want to leave but since they get "persuaded" easily by their friends they stay a bit longer (this is where data about every single person and enviroment comes in, data about friends and how they want the party to last as long as possible) => Said person doesn't get enough sleep during the night => is a construction worker and makes a grave mistake during his working process => Inspections fail to notice this mistake (this is also where data about every single person and enviroment comes in, inspector tired/faulty equipment due to production error, etc.) => building collapses, many dead
So personally i think it's possible to predict future. all we are lacking for now is lack of info. I mean everyone can predict the future on a short enough timescale. If you throw a ball, then after short analysis of it's flight trajectory you can estimate where it will go, if you make a computer make the calculations it needs much less time and calculates the result much more accurately.