Very nice article.
Like nearly everyone else, I used to believe in science. Now I see life as a kind of television show, and scripted. I have a theory that unites all things and explains all observable phenomena… It is called “The Universal Story Teller Theory.” It is a very simple theory, yet takes a long time to understand it.
In terms of the question of free will I am not so pessimistic, though.
For instance, If you can perceive the world outside the boundaries that you were born into, then perhaps there is some level of free will. Also, if you can see truth that conflicts with the narrative of the world that we are immersed in, then perhaps, too, there is some free will.
It seems to me that those that think they are free, are the least free.
Mankind’s collective amnesia and selective attention, I believe, is the result of “memory charm” given by none other than Gilderoy Lockhart from the Harry Potter story. LOL.
Anyways, thank you for your provocation thoughts.