Predictability and Unpredictability
Part I: General remarks on predictability
Prediction is a familiar part of our everyday lives. We have only to think of subjects as diverse as horse-racing, astrology, or the weather forecast. We feel annoyed when these predictions sometimes turn out to be false - we may have backed the wrong horse, failed to take an umbrella when it rained, and found out that the stars do not govern our lives.
"The Terrible Twins” - how Freud and Marx legitimised our throwaway society.