Why am i suddenly reminded of THIS movie?
Though the movie goes a bit far off the wild side, it DOES bring up some interesting points.
If the world IS a giant "computer" and the "patterns" are real then we could theoretically create not just a simulation, but an actual universe identical to the one we are in now, and if thees pattern remain consistent then we could become GOD, or at least have the same powers as him.
If we where able to manipulate said world we could gain knowledge of everything, bcome the Alpha and the Omega.
Of course, we probably will never understand the universe to such a degree to pull this of, but its an interesting thought.
I remember seeing a study on National geographic a long time ago that claimed that the human mind is able to see short glimpses into the future (I have no idea what the status of that project currently is, so dont quote me on that).
Personally? Im skeptical towards the whole "There is no such thing as free will" ordeal, considering the massive amounts of factors surrounding it all, while we do act without thinking sometimes we have the ability to choose between thinking about it, and actually doing it.