Are computers more random than humans?
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Coder100 (830)

ARE COMPUTERS MORE RANDOM THAN HUMANS?

I have a friend at school (we will call him Miko for his privacy) and he believes that humans are more random than computers. I have created this website to prove him wrong! Press the buttons as randomly as humanly possible. Repeat that 10 or more times. Thank you if you did it! Go to statistics to view that my argument (computers are more random than humans) holds true!

Homework

I've been learning about the other 3 trigonometric functions: cosecant, secant, and cotangent. What is the point of these functions?

Help

Miko claims humans are more random because their "algorithm" for generating random number always changes. When the human is feeling silly, he might respond with 69 (nice) and if he is feeling mathematical, he might respond with 3.14159265358979323846264338 (pi) or 2.71828182845904523536028747135266967 (e). Please comment below with counter-arguments!

Closing

Thank you if you did the experiment and be sure to do the homework set up for you and the help as well!

Vote up if you liked this fun experiment!


Thanks a lot for messing up my data lol

Next time please fork and get your own endpoint at jsonstore.io. Thanks! Happy hacking!
What did I just say? (to whoever messed up my data again)

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JordanDixon1 (249)

Computers are not that random if you think about it. Humans can calculate the algorithm by which computers randomly choose something (computers are made by humans which means that somebody had to code it how to be random.) On top of all this, computers go by the same program over and over again while humans are affected by different stimuli such as: life events, choices, etc. In this case, the computer is coded to evenly distribute clicks, if a bar goes above another then it tries to make up for it.

Coder100 (830)

However, the data shows that humans even if they can predict it (remember it is pseudo-random) gives even distribution however humans don't. @JordanDixon1

Coder100 (830)

Stimuli will just make the number choices more biased if you take that into consideration. @JordanDixon1

Coder100 (830)

And because the bars are evenly distributed, it is clearly more random than humans as the data shows the bars are uneven, making the numbers biased. @JordanDixon1

JordanDixon1 (249)

@Coder100 The thing is though, everyone has a different life and different experiances. The reason why humans are less random today is because everyone wants to be like everyone else: this is called the "Social Contract" everyone is taught to like the same stuff, talk the same way, etc. However if none of this was at play then it would become truly random, as every person would have a different answer.

JordanDixon1 (249)

@JordanDixon1 You also need to take into account: How many people participated, why they participated, did they legitimately do it randomly or just select the same answer over and over again, etc.

Coder100 (830)

Of course, so that is why computers are more random. @JordanDixon1

LiamDonohue (74)

because humans can calculate the algorithm it means they are less random @JordanDixon1