- humans cannot generate truly random numbers
For the record, whenever I need an input to add some pseudorandomness to my life I glance at the last digit of the seconds display on my watch. (Actually, my phone, since I don't wear a watch anymore.)
Richard Feynman writes about a bunch of personal mental experiments he did with things like counting, timekeeping, perception, and multitasking. One thing I noticed in his account was the ability to train your brain to do things you wouldn't expect without having to be fully conscious of them. So: I wonder if we can learn 'tricks' that would let us mentally generate a more-random list of numbers?
- Is there such a thing as a "random choice"?
(Thanks for making the wheels of my brain spin a bit.) :)
cross-posted from another thread