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1. Basic Idea
The idea of the Project is to make use of recently established global computer networking facilities in order to explore the purported anomalous effect known as retro psychokinesis (from now on we shall refer to this as "RPK"). The existence of such an effect has such profound philosophical implications that, despite repeated and well-regulated demonstrations carried out for over 20 years, it has remained an obscure matter of parapsychological controversy. However, the emergence of the WWW has created an exciting new possibility.
3. Description of the Proposed Experiment.
The experiment we intend to carry out would involve subjects attempting to influence random data aided by a visual display appearing on their computer screen. The display program would be sent to the subject from the Project (probably launched automatically within the WWW environment using Java), together with with (unobserved) randomly-generated data files from which it would read. Secure copies of each data file would be kept by the Project, so any influence which the subject exerts on his/her copy could be measured remotely at any later time. That is, we look at our copy of the data, and do not need to rely on the honesty of the (unsupervised) subject. We can then calculate the appropriate statistics, and log them in a database, which will be viewable via our homepage.
Examples of the visual feedback programs which will be used are currently available via anonymous FTP. These are C++ programs written by Schmidt and compiled as DOS-executables. If you are interested in testing your own RPK abilities (or those of someone else) feel free to download them and experiment. Our major obstacle at present is the conversion of these programs into Java (or an equivalently interactive format). Unfortunately this involves quite a lot of work, and despite several offers of help from enthusiastic programmers, progress has been rather limited in this area.
Bell Curve Experiment
Clock Face Experiment
Originally posted by simonmagus
How does one manipulate binary code executions? I've done many successful PK experiments with physically tangible objects but computer code? It is basically a setup for failure.
[edit on 25-2-2007 by simonmagus]