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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 November 2007 08:41PM

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Comment author: pnrjulius 05 May 2012 09:37:54PM 5 points [-]

Are bugs free will?

Comment author: Luaan 11 October 2012 03:25:22PM *  2 points [-]

If by "free will" we define any action that is not the intended behaviour of the original designer, then yes. And it actually does fit the bill relatively well, IMO - it is an emergent behaviour (usually) experienced during unexpected values appearing somewhere in the code. And just like with us, the behaviour is deterministic, and at the same time, pretty much impossible to predict in some cases :D

Multi-threading issues are a nice example - everything works very well in isolation, and breaks down in a real production enviroment.