I was thinking about it a bit today and I decided that it really is possible to predict the future. With enough knowledge and understanding of life and science we can make accurate predictions of future events.

Take the following example: If I were to take a ball and drop it off a bridge, it would fall the exact same each time (neglecting wind resistance and whatnot). The point is, I could pretty accurately predict where that ball is going to be 10 seconds from now.

The same can be said with something like a car accident. Say you see a car going like 100 mph right towards a brick wall. There will come a certain point (the point of no return) where no matter what the car does to try to stop itself it will collide with the wall. Based off the mathematics and understanding of the situation you can predict a future even.

The question becomes, how far can you really predict the future? Well, these days I would say were are better at predicting it than a few thousand years ago. Our understanding of science and the universe allows us to pinpoint situations with accuracy.

Obviously once you throw people and thinking into the mix it gets insanely dynamic, however, it is still possible to predict future events even with people.

A little history about me... I own a network of web sites. In these web sites I am able to track the number of clicks on ads, the conversion ratios for sales and things like this. Funny enough, these numbers have patterns. Yes, these numbers that are based entirely off of people's own free will always happen to follow similar patterns. If I make some type of change in the web template I can expect either higher or lower conversions. These changes will pretty much stay the same as people will be making the same decisions for certain circumstances I set up.

Search engines also have this same type of pattern. Every day the same amount of people search certain terms roughly the same amount of times. A search like "sports" will follow a certain pattern of searches while a term like "Dallas Cowboys football team" will also follow a specific pattern. I could track the results for a year straight and say with pretty high certainty how many searches these terms would be getting over the next few days.

This can also be illustrated by the weather forecast. These are usually fairly accurate and give an idea of what the weather will be like for the weeks to come. As we become smarter and smarter these predictions become closer and closer to what really does happen.


I think these examples show that predicting the future is definitely possible. The question then becomes how far can we predict and how hard of questions can we answer? I think only time will really be able to tell this, but I am seeing a trend where as humans become smarter and smarter our ability to predict future events becomes greater and more precise. Life is rad!

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Anonymous: Good Guesses

Lets start off on a quantum level, we cannot know the location and the spin of an atom at any given time. This, one of many in my opinion, inconsistancy you will never be able to get rid of. Now throw in the concept of butterfly effect, as times passes this effect exponentially increase the amount of potiential possibles that could happen.

All the cases that you gave us were based on laws of physics. The mind itself isn't constrained by laws of physics or any other law.

I think your "prediction" are really just guesses, the vehicle, for example, never reaches the point of "no return" where it will hit the wall. It just might drive straight on through it... (potentially)

Guessing events that will happen in the future is possible, predicting the future is not.

Quinton Figueroa: Interesting point. I see
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Interesting point. I see what you're saying and it makes sense. However, I would argue that if they are just guesses why is it that I could predict how long it will take a ball to hit the ground every time? Yes, you can never actually measure it 100% correct at the atomic level, but depending on the perspective it is accurate. From our perspective it will yield the same results each time. From the quantum perspective it will not.

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