[CYBERIA] a story that might be of interest to cyberians

R.A. Hettinga rah at shipwright.com
Thu Feb 17 06:36:28 PST 2005

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This is a really interesting project at Princeton, and it's been going
on for decades. (see the book "Margins of Reality" -

I've taken the tour of the laboratory and participated in a couple of
the experiments (as a guinea pig, that is).  The feeling there is quite
surreal, and they have dramatized the setting in the lab itself quite
well.  The random number generator is a huge machine with a downstream
of little balls, which the subjects - through the power of immense
consciuos concentration - make go one way or the other.  They also have
a wave-simulating machine, which supposedly echoes the patterns of the
Jersey shore waves.
For at least some of the machines, the researchers have found a
significant effect not only with people in the same room, but subjects
as far as Australia, AND even in the future -  influencing the "random"
outcome of the past ...

It'll be interesting to see if the significant effects are amplified
with more and more subjects pitching in through this international project.


Paul Gowder wrote:

>Check out this article re: random number generators
>apparently influenced by consciousness:
>the Princeton project that this is connected with:
>This is fascinating, and potentially groundbreakingly
>huge stuff.
>God, how I want to go back to school and study math
>and physics.  Maybe in a few years I will.
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