Thursday, February 24, 2005

Global Consciousness Project

Here is a recent article about the "Global Consciousness Project" at Princeton. This work (if true) suggests, remarkably, that statistical deviations from randomness (and correlations) among the behaviors of a widely separated network of random number generators are strongly correlated with (and often predate!) major world events. The first stunning "correlation" occured four hours prior to the 9/11 attacks; since then the project has carefully documented and studied hundreds more. I have not looked at the details of the work yet, but -- again, if the results are real, and undoctored -- the implications are staggering and deep indeed.

Here are the links to the article and project homepage.