From News Monster:
Deep in the basement of a dusty old library in Edinburgh lies a small black box that churns out random numbers. At first glance the box looks profoundly dull, but it is, in fact, the ‘eye’ of a machine that appears capable of peering into the future.The machine apparently sensed the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre four hours before they happened, and appeared to forewarn of the Asian Tsunami.
“It’s Earth shattering stuff,” says Dr Roger Nelson, Emeritus researcher at Princeton University in the USA. “But unfortunately we don’t have a box for predicting the future that we can sell to the CIA. We’re very early on in the process of trying to figure out what’s going on here. At the moment we’re stabbing in the dark.”
Dr Nelson’s Global Consciousness Project – originally hosted by Princeton University – is one of the most extraordinary experiments of all time. It aims to ‘sense’ whether all of humanity shares a single unconscious mind that we all tap into without realising it. Some might refer to it as the mind of God. But the machine has also thrown up another tantalising possibility: that scientists may have unwittingly discovered a way of predicting the future.
I have seen a version of the black box random number generator before in college. It was much like the “plinko machine” on the Price Is Right game show, but instead of plinko chips, thousands of bb’s were used to drop into the slots randomly. An electronic random number counter was hooked up to control the dropping of the bb’s. For the experiment a person was sat in front of the bb slots and asked to concentrate on the left side of the panel. If the effect is crap, the bb’s should fill up the slots in a level waveform pattern across the panel. That’s not what happened, the bb’s started piling up exclusively on the left side! My jaw dropped! Woo-hoo mysticism in physics ol’ Doc edge100 would say! (I wonder what happened to that guy?)
Now as for the effect to be triggered before a significant event occurred, the experiment I witnessed wasn’t set up for that, so I can’t state equivically the effect can predict the future as this article states.
But it seems that physics has more to it than meets the eye of the beholder!