at1with0 wrote:What if you program it to be able to tamper with its programming?
It would still be deterministic I think because the tampering itself would be determined as would its outcome, unless it was tampered with randomly (like a mutation?) and by chance it still worked, but that would still be random and not free, imo.
True free-will seems to require an outside agent, like a soul.
"All of our behavior can be traced to biological events about which we have no conscious knowledge: this has always suggested that free will is an illusion."
- Sam Harris