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    pretty fascinating study on collective consciousness, i doubt they'll ever understand it so won't really be able to predict events, but it's still interesting.

    Deep in the basement of a dusty old library in Edinburgh lies a small black box that churns out random numbers. At first glance the box looks profoundly dull, but it is, in fact, the eye' of a machine that appears capable of peering into the future.


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      CommentAuthorJoe Paoli
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    Pretty cool if all the assertions are true.

    I have heard about the experiments that indicate that will- or directed concentration - can statistically affect outcome, just not significantly enough to affect anything but some minimal decimal place of probability.

    This sounds like further research into that phenomenon.

    But the whole bit about other people getting similar results and being afraid to publish sounds like tinfoil hat talk.
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    But the whole bit about other people getting similar results and being afraid to publish sounds like tinfoil hat talk


    The whole article without citation or actual research data sounds well past tin foil hat to me.
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Interesting technique. Interestingly, a tin foil hat might actually help the process.

    As far as my own experience goes some of the principles described in that article are actually fairly sound but I'm constantly scared of sounding crazy when talking about this stuff, and also, it might be the most dangerous material a person could ever find, I mean it pretty much ruins your life when you see those kinds of predictive effects. It seems that people who know about the phenomenon keep it secret for a reason. The future is fairly easy to figure out though if you're observant enough and have a healthy emotional range. It's been done for a long time I think.

    By the way, free will exists and you can alter the future if you want. That's the good news.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008 edited
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    Huh. They used to have the eggs' output online so you could look at the results in something like real-time. That might have been back when it was hosted at the Princeton lab.

    Edit: Oh, there it is, http://noosphere.princeton.edu/ -- still, this has been going on forever. I wonder if they're pushing it back to "news" because Princeton is slicing off paranormal research. They're probably going to have to move hosting, etc, soon if they aren't already in the process...
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    <blockquote>I wonder if they're pushing it back to "news" because Princeton is slicing off paranormal research.</blockquote>
    I am now imagining that scene in Ghostbusters when they lose their funding from whatever college that was. I wonder if the Princeton people had a Venkman who was electrocuting the competition.

    My housemate went to Brazil with this guy awhile ago:

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08R8tgvXa7o">Alex Grey</a>

    If you can handle the New Age psychobabble stuff there's some interesting material there. Everything from 1:50 on seems like self-promotion but the painting with the Twin Towers might fall into what this research is trying to explain.