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Josh Pangell (M, 40)
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We are on a spaceship; a beautiful one. It took billions of years to develop. We’re not going to get another. Now, how do we make this spaceship work?
— Buckminster Fuller
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    Global Consciousness Project

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    There are times when we share with others a special, fully interconnected consciousness. When great music thrills us, or we are mutually inspired by an awesome sunset, or when we fall in love, we are transported temporarily into a shared world which is remarkable. This state of true intermingling is rare, for most of us, but it is experiential, and that means we know it for what it is; we feel it immediately as real and filled with meaning. When such an experience is past and we return to our normal, separated perceptions, the experience becomes a vulnerable memory, and our educated personality may reject the consciousness that knew this deeper connection. Yet, the suspicion remains that there is something of mind that is not just inside our heads. We feel interconnected with each other and the world in a profound and important way. We know at some level that we are not isolated, but interdependent, so that a subtle energy of mine can reach out and mingle with yours, allowing us to share a moment that is important to both of us. If we think of this potential extending beyond the two of us to a world full of living beings, we have the foundation for a model for global consciousness. Maybe, as Teilhard de Chardin believed, the world ultimately needs that shared consciousness and is actively growing toward it. [link]

    Much has been written about patterns within random numbers. I personally have had a certain fascination with random numbers since i was a child. At 19 I first saw the movie Pi and was instantly captivated by order in chaos, patterns in nature and collective consciousness.

    The Global Consciousness Project aka the EGG Project has found a way to combine randomness with collective consciousness. They have placed random number generators around the globe. These little boxes harvest white noise from various physical sources — heat coming from a resistor, the time intervals between particles arising from radioactive material, or electrical fluctuations in analog components — and a very weak, fluctuating electrical current results. If this current is above the threshold value, the result is 1, below, the result is 0. A few minutes later, the data pours back to the main servers at Princeton University.

    The resulting set of data has been very interesting. September 11, 2001 the results slightly before and slightly afterward were at such variants, it is hard not to see the potentials of this project.


    Superfamous' post on computational designs in art is very similar to what many people are now doing with processing. It would be very interesting and exciting to see the types of generative art that could be creating using the datasheets from the GCP output logs.







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    folkert     Tue, Apr 17, 2007  Permanent link
    Please accept the SpaceCollective Great Post Award!




    josh     Mon, Jun 4, 2007  Permanent link
    thanks
     
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