• I had been thinking about wanting to reduce constraints through technology.
    • Removing the constraints of physical time
    • Even in the government’s moonshot goals, they talk about realizing a society where people are liberated from the constraints of the body, brain, space, and time by 2050, and various interesting research is emerging from here.
  • However, I also had doubts about the claim that “reducing constraints and increasing possibilities and choices” is the right thing to do.


I thought that instead of “liberation from constraints,” we should aim for “versatility of constraints.” Just having unlimited choices without any constraints would probably confuse people, so it would be nice to have the ability to control the constraints that affect choices from a meta perspective. (This might apply to things like sports rules, smartphone screen time, and VR gravity.)


It’s somewhat related to what I previously talked about regarding necessary truths and contingent truths, but the ideas in 20th-century art are quite close to this concept of recognizing (visualizing) and manipulating constraints.

Various propositions (such as “realistic or not,” “black and white or color,” etc.) exist as a bundle for a certain artwork, and the innovation in art history is the value of “visualizing the necessary (invisible) propositions (constraints) through the creation of counterexamples and enabling the freedom to choose them thereafter.” Possible Worlds

Perhaps we should consider the constraints of the environment and the constraints of human decision-making ability separately.