Governments and economic powers on this great planet, for as far back as I can remember in history, have always tried to suppress free-thinking and independent thought. This idea of free and open thought among members of society can and will bring about social, cultural, and economic change although it does not come with ease when ideas of change clash with the mountain of suppression among members of the status-quo. Free will in my opinion, even if we as a race figure out its true existence in our realm of thought, will always be debated by all of mankind. Those who think free will does not exist will live in a reality that suggests that thought while those who believe in their mind it does exist will live in a reality where free will does exist. Is it possible that we as self-aware beings are the Creators that we worship in our own mind?
Quantum Mechanics is quite confusing for a variety of reasons. When studying photons and other individual particles, they travel in directions known as vectors quantities. When you release single particles within a box with detectors on all sides, one can calculate the direction and probability of where the particle will end up, and the total amplitude of the particular particle. Most particles when released into a vacuum chamber with no forces acted on the box from within will go in a straight line, while a few will skew off in random directions while the probability is very low. You can calculate algebraically such amplitudes of vectors or trajectories by calculating the directions along (x,y,z). The vector is equal to the square root of the absolute sum along all 3 directions. (x,y,z) With A being the vector, you would do |A| =
|A| = 3^2+3^2+9^2 =9+9+81 = 99
|A| = √99 = 9.95= the vector.
*Note vectors have magnitude and direction while scalars only have magnitude, but no direction.
As the particle bounces off the top of the box in a vacuum, it will continue in another vector trajectory which again can be calculated in the same manner, and |B| can be added to |A| to give the total amplitude of the particle we are talking about. We can correlate the probability and amplitude of microscopic particles to macroscopic events of life. Just as particles released into an event just as humans are, the probability of going in a straight trajectory, or in the case of a human, making the right decision for a given situation, is not always 100%, where the trajectory of a given vector or event has a limit from 1 to infinity where there is almost an infinite amount of trajectories or decisions in which one can go in. In this situation, free-will is evident because it appears that man has the ability to choose his/her path along the line of life, where one can go along the right path, but at the same time, there is a probability that one may stray off the path that is perceived to be the right direction in which one should go in.
There are some that believe free-will, scientifically speaking, does not exist. It is believed that at the beginning of the universe, all events that are to occur subsequently are all pre-determined. Many say that God, or the creator, has a master plan for all of the cosmos, and that the lives of all of us are already pre-determined before they even happen making time and causality non-existent because it seems as though events all happen simultaneously because they already happen before they happen as if the past, present, and future are all manifestations of which the human mind perceives to be separate events in time because we move at relativistic velocities. If this is true, how come humans, as intelligent beings, cannot see our future in its fullness or did the creator not intend us to see the events of our reality before they occur? At the same time, we all experience deja vu, where we dream both consciously and subconsciously of events that we foresee in the past that actual happen in the future as if the future happens before it happens. After a reading a book by a famous neuro-scientist, I came to find out that the brain contains almost an equivalent amount of particles as the known universe. It seems as though in a quantum computational sense, that information can be calculated and determined instantly, making time non-existent, allowing the human mind able to calculate and foresee its own future before it even happens. With that being said, free-will does exist because we once again are the creators of our own reality due to the computational power of the human mind, and that the ability of the human mind, once truly used to its fullest, has the ability to dictate its own events of the past, present, and future, but due to social and psychological conditioning of the human race, we allow society and individuals to dictate our thoughts rather than believing in our own thought process correlated with free-will.
In the end, who am I, just an average 24 year old young man, to determine the mind of the universe and each of our brains, and whether the events of whatever size and magnitude are able to be pre-determined within our minds nor will I ever try to tell someone their thoughts on the subject are right or wrong. At the same time, whether probability rules or the Creator pre-determines our decisions, it is perceived within my mind that I live with the ability to have and use my free-will in determining my life's decisions. It may be radical to think within my thought processes that we as humans, have the ability to calculate and subsequently create our own reality in our physical world prior to it happening, this ideology theorizes free-will either scientifically or philosophically does exist, but only if we believe it exists in each of our free and independent minds, but will the day come when we think as one world telepathically where our computational power together will exceed limits never imagined possible.