It seems obvious that we all have free will. When you make a decision, say, to go to a concert, you feel that you could have chosen to do something completely different. Yet many philosophers say this instinct is wrong. According to their view, free will is a figment of our imagination.
If we could figure out why we feel to have free will or why we think that consciousness consists of something more than patterns of neural activity in our brain, we would probably know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.
As a magician, I know certain ways to influence minds. I’m not able to control someone’s mind but I can create some visual and sound stimulations, using my voice or a text for example, that can influence someone to think of a particular number or shape.
If you’re reading this then I have probably just met you and asked you to think of a card. Right now you probably believe this was your own decision.. but trust me, it’s not.
You may see a stopwatch here, it depends on your perception of things. Anyway please, scroll the page to see the card I was hoping you would think.
“What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.”