Q&A: What did the Princeton eggs do during the Obama inauguration speech?

December 26, 2013 | By

Question by Sara: What did the Princeton eggs do during the Obama inauguration speech?

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Answer by Bruce
The Global Consciousness Project, also called the EGG Project, is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists, engineers, artists and others. A website [link below] introduces methods, technology, and empirical results.

Its creators have been collecting data from a global network of random event generators since August, 1998. The network has grown to about 65 host sites around the world running custom software that reads the output of physical random number generators and records a 200-bit trial sum once every second, continuously over months and years.

The data are transmitted over the internet to a server in Princeton, NJ, USA, where they are archived for later analysis. Statistical results are complemented by visualizations. Individual data create a random tapestry. The GCP Dot color shows coherence on a global scale. Complexity in the data is displayed in Global brain paintings.

The purpose is to examine subtle correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. When millions of us share intentions and emotions the GCP/EGG network shows small changes that accumulate, becoming evidence for our general hypothesis.

Since the Obama inauguration was an occasion of mass hysteria about a man believed by many to be a sort of secular messiah, I'm guessing the EGG project showed high levels of activity. Unfortunately, such expectations for a naive, smooth talking orator with almost no understanding of economics, history, the military, or social dynamics are misplaced.

Cheers,
Bruce

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