posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 10:12 PM
It's my understanding that the Web Bot collects bits of Internet chatter, collates the information, and discards all present and past tense
references in the process. It only analyzes progressive language trends to establish probabilities. Dean Radin's 'random numbers generator'
experiments are more ethereal in nature, but the two systems do appear to be testing at least two similar theses....the sensitivity of the collective
unconscious to events of magnitude, and the predictive capabilities of the global psyche.
I can't help but compare the Web Bot, with technical stock analysis. While traditional TA differs because it attempts to predict and exploit future
stock movements based exclusively on past and present performance trends, the foundation of both systems is the same...human
emotion, and psychology.
I wouldn't be fooled by the frivolous appearance of the halfpasthuman website, or by their tongue-in-cheek disclaimer...I'm pretty sure these people
take their work seriously.
For comparison check-out this excerpt from [Friend-of-Bot] George Ure's disclaimer:
"Only a weak-willed sissy (or a lawyer - and a slimy one at that) would ever really read a disclaimer. By reading this you are admitting that you
are not in charge of your personal life, that you have no self confidence and can not be trusted to make your own intelligent decisions. Is that what
you really want? Do you want your friends to know what a flake you are? Do you want the whole world to know that if something goes wrong - rather
than fixing it - you'll run simpering to a shyster to make it right.
Any idiot should know that the Internet is a wild West kind of place and that when you visit an Internet site, you take your chances. Come on, grow
This from a leading futures trader...held in some esteem. George also takes his work seriously, but clearly these folks are concerned about potential
litigation. All one needs to do is check today's stats to understand why.