posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 01:07 AM
Originally posted by ZenBaller
What defines an event as novel is its impact on the collective consciousness. The Colorado shooting was overexposed worldwide even though the number
of deaths was small. Everyone is talking about it, all newspapers and websites all over the world headlined it. I'm living in Greece, half the planet
away from the shooting, and it's "big" even here. So yes, it was a very novel event and it should be researched as one in the timewaye zero graphs.
It's not the quantitative terms of an event that makes it novel, but how much (whether it's manipulated or not) it affects the collective human
psyche. Even 9/11 casualties were small compared to how many people die of cancer every day or of starvation in Africa, and that's because we have
been conditioned to view those deaths as "mundane" and "normal".
If novelty really does represent how events affect the collective consciousness, the global consciuosness project would be an interesting place to
look for data.
I mentioned this before but you can compare the data graphs on specific dates and look for similarities.
This could, in theory, prove to a scientific degree whether or not novelty represents the waxing/waning of global consciousness. The Global
Consciousness Project graph data depicts anomalies in the data sets over time. Timewave Zero represents 'Novelty' over time.
Thus, if you could prove similarities in the data, you could then determine a probability of those matches occuring and determine, at least,
probabilistically (spelling?) whether or not novelty and global consciousness are one and the same.
This doesn't sound as awesome Timewave Zero being proven fact by means of solid scientific data from the University of Princeton...But if someone was
to try and prove, scientifically, what novelty represents It would seem to me the logical place to start.
There's no way I would have the time!
edit on 1-8-2012 by BlasteR because: (no reason given)