Roger Nelson

Coherent consciousness creates order in the world

The Global Consciousness Project

Coherent consciousness creates order in the world

The Global Consciousness Project

Psychologist Roger Nelson has been conducting an amazing experiment at the University of Princeton for many years: The global consciousness project investigates the effect of consciousness on matter, which can be reproduced and is statistically significant. Nelson and his team succeeded to prove that humans are able to affect random processes by simply focusing on it. Thus motivated, Nelson has been investigating the effect of major events on mass consciousness by means of a worldwide network of random number generators. When huge crowds come into resonance, the effect is even provable around the globe, as it was shortly after the attacks of 9/11 or the death of Lady Di. Are we all to each other on a consciousness level?

Roger Nelson

Coherent consciousness creates order in the world. Subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth. When human consciousness becomes coherent, the behavior of random systems may change. Random number generators (RNGs) based on quantum tunneling produce completely unpredictable sequences of zeroes and ones. But when a great event synchronizes the feelings of millions of people, our network of RNGs becomes subtly structured. We calculate one in a trillion odds that the effect is due to chance. The evidence suggests an emerging noosphere or the unifying field of consciousness described by sages in all cultures.

The Global Consciousness Project is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists and engineers. We collect data continuously from a global network of physical random number generators located in up to 70 host sites around the world at any given time. The data are transmitted to a central archive which now contains more than 15 years of random data in parallel sequences of synchronized 200-bit trials generated every second.

Ivo Valkenburg

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