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    Free will is obviously not a big factor

    Ted and Allegra are teleported into a game which is designed by Allegra. Ted said these words to Allegra after deciding to kill waiter who working at some Chinese restaurant:


    Ted: Free will is obviously not a big factor in this little world of ours.


    Allegra: It's like real life. There's just enough to make it interesting.

    What is the meaning of big factor?


    I heard word "factor" in maths subject, how this word mean in this gaming context?

    Source: Existenz 1999

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    Re: Free will is obviously not a big factor

    Quote Originally Posted by kingston_123 View Post
    Ted and Allegra are teleported into a game which is designed by Allegra. Ted said these words to Allegra after deciding to kill a waiter who is working at a Chinese restaurant:


    Ted: Free will is obviously not a big factor in this little world of ours.


    Allegra: It's like real life. There's just enough to make it interesting.

    What is the meaning of big factor?


    I heard word "factor" in maths subject, how this word mean in this gaming context?

    Source: Existenz 1999
    What a fun movie!

    You didn't look it up, did you? Bad Kingston!

    "Factor" isn't usually a math word. It's an element, something to consider, something to take into account, something that will affect an outcome.

    - For a happy family, the most important factor is love.
    - There were too many unknown factors for us to predict where it would land.
    - We thought we'd win, but we didn't factor in the other team's new goalie. (Notice that "factor in" is a verb phrase there.)

    Now go look up:

    - fact
    - factory
    - manufacture
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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