Global Consciousness Experiment

Global Consciousness Experiment

Exploring Global Mind Dean Radin, Ph.D. Speculations What if Einstein was right? God does not play dice with the universe What if mind and matter are deeply interrelated? What if there are hidden causes for apparent randomness? mind information matter Testing Mind-Matter Interaction 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 ... random walk Instructions: Aim high 100+ subjects 12 years

5 investigators 800K samples 1 laboratory What do the skeptics say? Carl Sagan (1987) ESP = the Loch Ness monster; flying saucers; an elephant that talks fluent Russian. Carl Sagan (1995) There are three claims in the ESP field which deserve serious study: 1) that by thought alone humans can affect random number generators RNG meta-analysis 216 publications, 1959 2000 journals, abstracts, unpublished reports, in all languages

85 investigators ~20 laboratories 515 experiments RNG average Z up to 1987 1987 1959- 1.40 after 1987 1988-2000 1.20 1.00 0.80 0.60 0.40 0.20 year of publication 1999 1995 1990 1987 1986

1985 1984 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1972 1971 0.00 1959 cumulative mean z score 1.60 Summary: Evidence for MindMatter Interaction with RNGs

RNG results are in alignment with quantum measurement speculations Results are not chance, poor quality, selective reporting, or non-repeatable Effects are weak in magnitude Effects are not force-like at the bit level, or simple causal mechanisms Prediction If mind and matter are related then fluctuations in mass mind might be reflected as fluctuations in mass matter October 1995 - OJ Simpson Verdict OJ Simpson Verdict 1000

odds against chance TV preshows begin verdict announced broadcast begins More ordered 100 More random 10 10:18 10:10 10:02 9:54 9:47 9:39 9:31 9:24

9:16 9:08 9:01 8:53 8:45 8:37 1 time (PST) odds against chance for behavior of 5 random number generators located in US (4) and Europe (1) An internet-based experiment 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 ... well-behaved noise 5 3 2 Z scores used to measure entropy 4 1

0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 1 601 1201 1801 2401 3001 samples 3601 4201 4801 5401 Devices and Controls High quality, EM-shielded, hardware RNGs

Randomness is based on quantum noise Pass standard randomness tests Analyses checked with pseudorandom database Analyses checked by independent analysts Distribution of 1000 200-bit trials, compared to theoretical normal distribution expected Global Consciousness Project 50 truly random RNGs around the world Synchronized to net-time 200 bits / second / RNG 864 M bits / day http://noosphere.princeton.edu Events studied

Predictable events of mass interest Unpredictable events of mass interest New Years celebrations, sports events Earthquakes, terrorist attacks Formal predictions Exploratory analyses Example formal events Disaster

Disaster Meditation Meditation Violence Sports Sports Funeral Celebration Celebration Celebration Celebration Western Indian Earthquake Volcanic Eruption, Congo WorldPuja Webcast Ramadan Muslim Prayer Terrorist Disaster, Sept 11 World Series, Yankee Stadium Winter Olympic Opening George Harrison Tribute Earth Day, 2001 Beijing Gets 2008 Olympics Buddhist Stupa Ceremony New Year 2001-2002 Full formal database 105 global events over 3 years 9 months actual data p =.05 threshold

chance expectation ev en t r en t ce le br at io n vi ol en ce m ed it a t io n ac cid

fu ne ra l iti ca l ur al di sa st e po l na t z score z score by event types 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.0

2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 September 11, 2001 June 30,2001 September 20,2001 5 4 3 1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 913 908 903 829

824 819 814 809 804 730 725 720 715 710 705 -5 630 z scor e 2 date sliding window

Formal predictions Sept 8 Sept 14 4 signal 9/8/01 9/11/01 6:30 AM 3 9/14/01 2 noise z score 1 0 -1 -2 time (EDT) 18 6

12 0 18 6 12 0 18 12 6 0 18 12 6 0 18 12

6 0 18 6 12 0 18 6 12 -4 0 signal -3 9/28/01 9/25/01 9/22/01 9/19/01

9/16/01 9/13/01 9/10/01 9/7/01 9/4/01 9/1/01 odds against chance September 1 September 31 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 20 21 22 23

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 z score Sept 11 detail 4 3 2 1

6.5 drop 0 -1 -2 -3 hour Daily variance: 1998 2002 September 11, 2001 2.0 1.8 1.6 variance 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 1 101 201 301 401 501 601 701 801 901 1001 1101 1201 1301 days September 11, 2001: 36 RNGs

4 3 1 0 -1 -2 18.17 17.08 16.00 14.92 13.83 12.75 11.67 10.58 9.50 8.42 7.33 6.25 5.17

4.08 3.00 1.92 -3 0.83 z score 2 hour Average Daily RNG Intercorrelation metric = RIC RIC Asymmetry r<0 r=0 r>0 negative coherence relationship zero coherence positive

coherence relationshi p RIC distribution and coherence 200 180 160 120 |RIC| 100 80 60 40 20 negative coherence positive coherence 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3

2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.8 -1.0 -1.3 -1.5 -1.8

0 -2.0 frequency 140 11/1/01 10/1/01 9/1/01 8/1/01 7/1/01 6/1/01 5/1/01 4/1/01 3/1/01 2/1/01 1/1/01 average Fisher z RIC: Year 2001

0.10 0.08 0.06 0.04 0.02 0.00 -0.02 -0.04 Effects of EM interference 3 1 0 -1 -2 22 20 18 16

14 12 10 8 6 4 2 -3 0 z score 2 local tim e night day night All RNGs for the month of September Towards generalization News analysis

Date Length Events Description 12/1/2000 129 1 Mexico President Inaugurated 12/2/2000 0 0 - 12/3/2000 0 0 - 12/4/2000 463 2

Chilean Judge Orders Pinochet's Arrest, Europe Acts to Curb Mad Cow Disease www.infoplease.com RIC vs. News 0.20 0.15 correlation correlation 0.10 0.05 0.00 -0.05 -0.10 -0.15 -0.20 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Year = 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2002 p = 0.10 0.02 0.38 0.01 0.56

19982002 19980.002 Outlier analysis 12 8 6 4 0.14 2 z(r) 0.12 0 0.08 0.06 0.04 0.02 0.00 outliers removed 19 How robust is this correlation? Does it

depend on extreme values of news or |RIC|? 0.10 17 news characters 1600 15 1400 13 1200 11 1000 9 800 7 600 5

400 3 200 news 1 0 correlation z(intercorrelation) 10 Is the observed correlation meaningful? Cross correlation test August 1998 May 2002 |RIC| news metric |RIC| news metric lag 100

80 90 70 60 40 50 30 20 0 10 -10 -20 -30 -50 -40 -60 -70 -90 -80

-100 cross correlation RIC vs. News cross correlation 0.15 0.10 0.05 0.00 -0.05 -0.10 lag 100 90 70 80 60 50 40

20 30 10 0 -10 -30 -20 -40 -50 -60 -80 -70 -90 -100 odds RIC vs. News cross-correlation odds 1000 100

10 1 RIC Cross Correlation Europe (12) vs. North America (27) 0.15 0.05 0.00 -0.05 -0.10 lag 100 80 90 70 60 40 50 30 20

0 10 -10 -20 -30 -50 -40 -60 -70 -90 -80 -0.15 -100 correlation 0.10 Europe vs. USA odds 18000 16000 14000 10000 8000

6000 4000 2000 lag 50 60 70 80 90 100 -40 -30 -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 0 -100 -90 -80 -70 -60 -50 correlation

12000 News Spectral Analysis Spectral analysis: EVENTS No. of cases: 1314 20 20 ln(1.95) = 7 days Periodogram Values 15 15 10 10 5 5 0 0.5 1 1.5

2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 Log Period News events have a 7 day period 0 7.5 News by day of the week 300 280

260 news metric 240 220 200 180 160 140 120 100 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun News x RIC Cross Periodogram (Real) X:Z Y:CHARS No. of cases: 1314 (trunc.) Hamming weigths:.0357 .2411 .4464 .2411 .0357 Cross Periodogram (Real)

Cross Spectral Analysis 2500 2500 2000 2000 1500 1500 1000 1000 500 500 0 0 -500 -500 -1000 -1000

-1500 -1500 -2000 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7

-2000 7.5 Log Period News & RIC both have 7 day cycles. Are they in phase? RIC vs. news by weekday 280 260 240 news metric r = 0.63 t = 1.80 N=7 p = 0.07 220 200 180 160 140 120 100 -0.10 -0.05 0.00 0.05

0.10 weekday intercorrelation average 0.15 Speculations Mind & Matter are complementary aspects of a more fundamental, self-reflective reality d n i M r e t t a M e d i s Ou t Inside Conclusions

Laboratory MMI-RNG scales up Support for Einsteins Objection: God does not play dice with the universe Future research: Role of the analyst? Improved global coherence (news) measures Independent sources of random data New types of detectors Theoretical model development

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