Imac girl was visiting the other day. She’s quite attractive; you’d never know she was a computer if it wasn’t for the USB port below her left ear. We were having a game of Chess; when she plugs in a flash drive she is a very good player. I guess what makes her so good is her ability to consider all possible moves. I still don’t understand how she can know which move is best but it must have to do with strategic positioning; she’ll always move in a way to maximize the preferred end result, which is capturing the King.
It’s sort of like the way determinists think about human actions: everyone is conditioned to act in such a way as to maximize survival in the world.
But, what if the ultimate goal was different? In fact, what if there was no ultimate goal? What if, instead of survival instinct or desire to capture the King, the focus was on the process: of performing aesthetically; of achieving an ongoing beauty in action. That would mean imac girl and I would have free will to act in ways we would consider of greatest worth in our relation to each other and our worlds.
Boy, that would really change the game.