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A lot is happening inside the Mind Lamp. What seems to be a simple color-changing process is actually the result of sensitive circuitry that uses a process called electron tunneling to measure quantum-scale probabilistic events—the kind of events shown to be subject to the influence of the mind.
In electron tunneling, electrons encounter a potential energy barrier. Depending on its wave function, each electron has a certain probability of staying on one side of the barrier, or suddenly appearing on the other. At the heart of the Mind Lamp is a device called a random event generator (REG) that utilizes this phenomenon to create a digital output.
According to quantum theory, the digital outputs of the REG are intrinsically random. A microprocessor inside the Mind Lamp monitors the statistical characteristics of the REG's output, looking for statistical patterns. These patterns are used to adjust the red, green, blue, and white color balances of a set of high-power LEDs.
But the most interesting feature of the Mind Lamp, is the significant evidence that probabilistic systems (like its internal REG) can be influenced by the human mind. In other words, that our minds (our intention, thought, emotion, and the subconscious processes) can influence the colors of the lamp. This concept is explored in greater detail in the research section.
After 16 years of monitoring more than 480 world events, researchers report strong evidence of some kind of transpersonal mentality that seems to emerge when many people share a common concern or experience. At such times, a global network of devices employing quantum tunneling has found weak but definite signs of coherence arising out of background "noise" or randomness.
Although the evidence has been known by specialists for years, it has grown so strong it now warrants public attention. And it comes at a time when the materialistic assumptions of traditional science, particularly physics, are being challenged.
The measured effect, though faint and fickle, is statistically significant to an extremely high degree, according to the researchers. It shows up during times of crisis or celebration, such as an earthquake or New Year's Eve, when millions of people focus on the same thing at the same time.
Although far from final and definitive, the research suggests that our minds may not be bounded by our heads but somehow extend out into the world and commingle, at least at times. "What we can interpret from our experiments is that we really are interconnected," says Roger Nelson, GCP's Director. "Human beings are simply not isolated islands of consciousness."
Why Is It News Now?
Results of the GCP studies have been published on many occasions over the past 16 years, but never widely noted by the general media. Now may be the time to start paying attention.
Why? For one thing, the statistical certainty has mounted to the point that it's hard to ignore. Toward the end of 1998, the odds against chance started exceeding one in 20, an acceptable level in many disciplines. Then, with added studies, the level of certainty began to zoom. By the year 2000, the odds against chance exceeded one in 1,000; and in 2006, they broke through the one in a million level; they're now more than one in a trillion with no upper limit in sight.
This far exceeds the bar for statistical significance used in many fields, such as medicine and weather forecasting. Odds against chance ranging from 20-to-one to 100-to-one are commonly considered sufficient. The certainty level is set unusually high for the Higgs Boson; data for validating its existence are considered acceptable if they exceed one in 3.5 million. The GCP level of statistical certainty is now more than 285,000 times greater than that.
Our individual minds, though distinct and uniquely ours, may also join with others in a kind of mental symphony that now and then becomes audible against a prevailing background of static. That's a conclusion suggested by the Global Consciousness Project (GCP), which got its start at Princeton University in 1998 and now operates as an international collaboration.
Sadly, these things are blindly dismissed. Some people can't even entertain the thought because it runs counter to everything they believe in. So forget the facts, my believe says this can't happen so it's just woo and pseudoscience.
originally posted by: GetHyped
The GCP is bad science:
See an existing thread on the topic:
As for "Mind Lamp"... Jeez, makes me want to get into the quack game and lighten the wallets of the credulous.
Edit: fixed link
originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: neoholographic
So, does this lamp just sit there in a colorless state until someone comes over to it and starts thinking into it? Or is it constantly changing colors?
In other words, how do you know it's actually responding to your mental state?
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
there is no doubt that our brains act like conductors...
.just look at DR Masaru Emoto's work on how moods affect water...
how many times have you been sitting in a room full of people and when someone new comes in and is projecting a certain mood how it affects everyone in the room.....
originally posted by: jazz10
Remove your shoes and earth it.
It randomly changes colors. But it's got the power of confirmation bias! So whatever randomly happens after you decide to "change the colors" is something YOU did! See how it works? It's mind magic!