This is an essay on a philosophical topic, using several examples from mathematics. With an appendix on the end of spacetime. It contains many quotes I like.
There is nothing new here, but just because I've eaten yesterday does not mean I don't need to eat today. To think and to write is as necessary as to sleep and to dream.
People often think that free will is needed to be happy. But I think that is wrong. There is a true joy in having no choice in certain circumstances.
Spinoza is one famous philosopher who has thought similarly about the nature of will. They stated that will exists, but it is not truly free, even if it feels free
I used OpenAI's GPT-2 model to generate letters to Princess Celestia. It is extremely simple to do and often has amazing outcomes.
GPT-2 is a neural network that is trained to imitate human English, by reading 40 GB of text from slightly over 8 million websites. It has 1.5 billion parameters.
Note that the model is probabilistic, so each trial gives a different outcome! In the following, bold texts are texts that I gave, and the rest are filled by GPT-2. Italics are added by me to highlight cool bits.
Since the continuation doesn't last long, sometimes I would copy the last few sentences of GPT-2's continuation, and ask it to continue agai