As events evolve regarding the reported Covid-19 outbreak, I’ve come to observe how the reactions to the news, and advice, and barrage of opinions is what is mostly shaping things, rather than any result of actually catching said virus, or dare I say it, dying from it. It’s the perceived threat that is driving people to behave in out of the ordinary ways, from panic buying to withdrawing financial investments (which I assume is what caused the stock markets to plummet recently). Basically, the proverbial excrement has very much hit the fan.
This had me thinking back to previous ‘global events’ within living memory. The most notable one for me being 9/11, but also things like the “Foot-and-Mouth” crisis. Neither of these things affected me directly as such, although I remember having my footwear checked at an airport when I travelled to and from America around the time of 9/11.
I decided, the other day, to see what David Icke had been making of the recent issue and I headed over to his Youtube channel. There [during this video] I listened to two notable points:
1) How freedoms are taken away during such times, and then not returned to their former states once the problem has gone away. Indeed, the problem seems to remain thereafter; will Covid-19 ever go away, or will we be dealing with it, not only during the current outbreak, but also, as the case may be, through yearly recurring outbreaks, particularly during flu season? Or will we now even witness even more of these Corona-type viruses in the years to come?
2) That the virus, along with everything else, has a ‘frequency’. This concept is somewhat difficult to explain, as Icke tries to, but I have a slightly different take on this.
That everything has a ‘frequency’ made me think back to a book I read in 2011 (indeed one I spotted while I was researching for my previous topic about books in film and TV), that book was The Intention Experiment (2007) by Lynne McTaggart. In it, McTaggart talks about the 9/11 event in relation to global consciousness. Here is how it was observed as explained on a web page about the so-called “REG Experiments”:
About 50 years ago, electronic random event generators (REGs) began to be used in a large number of laboratory experiments designed to test the hypothesis that human consciousness might interact directly with sensitive physical systems. An animated graph using data from a true random source shows the nature of a typical random sequence. Another animation (albeit with no random process) shows how a series of samples gradually build up a distribution…
The results of many experiments using REGs provide clear statistical evidence that the behavior of these devices deviates from chance expectation in correlation with the pre-defined intentions of participants in the experiments… [source]
Fast forward to 9/11 and McTaggart writes the following in her 2007 book:
The results of a number of experiments had suggested that a ‘group’ consciousness might possibly exist…
There was also evidence that a group all intently focused on the same thought registered as a large effect on a REG machine. Roger Nelson, the chief coordinator of the PEAR lab [that carried out these experiments], had come up with the idea of running REG machines continuously during a particularly engaging event, to examine whether the focused attention of a group had any effect on the random output of the machines.
He and Dean Radin developed what they termed ‘FieldREG’ devices and ran them during a host of events involving the highly focused attention of an audience: intense or euphoric group workshops; religious group rituals; Wagnerian festivals; theatrical presentations; even the Academy Awards. In most instances, their studies showed that multiple minds holding the same intensely felt thought created some kind of deviation from the norm on the equipment.
Nelson had been fascinated by the possibility of a global collective consciousness. In 1997, he decided to place REGs all over the world, have them run continuously and compare their output with moments of global events with the greatest emotional impact. For his programme, which became known as the Global Consciousness Project, Nelson organized a centralized computer program, so that REGs located in 50 places around the globe could pour their continuous stream of random bits of data into one vast central hub through the Internet. Periodically, Nelson and his colleagues, including Dean Radin, studied these outpourings and compared them with the biggest breaking news stories, attempting to root out any sort of statistical connection. Standardized methods and analysis revealed any demonstration of order – a moment when the machine output displayed less randomness than usual – and whether the time that it had been generated corresponded with that of a major world event.
By 2006, they had studied 205 top news events, including the death of the Princess of Wales, the millennium celebrations, the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr, and his wife, and the attempted Clinton impeachment. When Nelson analysed four years’ worth of data, a pattern emerged. When people reacted with great joy or horror to a major event, the machines seemed to react as well. Furthermore, the degree of ‘order’ in the machine’s output seemed to match the emotional intensity of the event, particularly those that had been tragic: the greater the horror, the greater the order.
This trend appeared most notable during the events of 9/11. After the twin towers were destroyed, Nelson, Radin and several colleagues studied the data that had poured in from 37 REGs around the world. Individual statistical analyses were performed by Radin, Nelson, computer scientist Richard Shoup of Boundary Institute and Bryan J. Williams, a psychology undergraduate at the University of New Mexico. According to the results of all four analyses, the effect on the machines during the plane crashes was unprecedented. Out of any moment in 2001, the greatest variance in the machines away from randomness took place that day. The results also represented the largest daily average correlation in output between each machine than at any other time in the history of the project. According to the REGs, the world’s mind had reacted with a coherent global horror.
Now one can only wonder what is happening to those REGs during this current event which to me seems to be affecting far more people, in regards to a state of fear and heightened anxiety, and being an event that is affecting the entire globe. Surely an impact is being recorded (assuming the project’s REGs are still running), even if we can’t really explain what the results might mean and what the far-reaching effects are. As Icke would say, the global frequency (or consciousness) has been shifted; there are both healthy frequencies, and harmful ones. Fear in itself drives a harmful frequency, especially when that fear has little or no basis or is disproportionate to the threat. Fear induces stress, and prolonged stress is harmful to health. The clear difference between this event and that of 9/11 is that 9/11 pretty much happened on a single day (although of course there was an aftermath), the news and subsequent thoughts and feelings regarding that rippled around the globe (along with reactions and changes such as heightened security) before fizzling out. Whereas this event has seen a somewhat gradual (albeit rapid) impact and effect, and one that could last for some months yet, before the ‘fizzling’ out phase sets in and the world settles either back into a state of relative calm, or into a new state. Time will tell.
For now the topic (and fear) of “Corona Virus”, holds our attention, and while it does all else seems to fall away, just as things tend to do, especially in the media and in the political world; whether it be “Brexit”, our winter floods, or those forest fires in Australia, and even “global warming”. All these things drown out (no pun intended) any other issues, and ongoing ones, fade into the background, even “climate change” itself has taken a back-seat it seems, although it’s possible that the Corona Virus is having a positive effect there with a downturn in the economy and people tightening their belts.
It seems remarkable to me that the threat of infection of a virus is causing all this trouble; at the time of writing there have been three reported deaths “caused by Covid-19” here in Wales, UK, yet there are those empty shelves in the supermarkets. In one supermarket I visited this week there were no eggs, no soup, no porridge, very little milk, and virtually no variety of choice to be found in the toilet roll aisle. To put another spin on these numbers of deaths, they are generally happening in conjunction with “underlying health issues”. Such underlying health issues are I believe what kill people, yet because these people are tested positive for Covid-19 that is being publicised as the cause of death… the mention of “underlying health issues” falls on deaf ears it seems (or is hoped if you sceptically consider that the pot is being stirred). A silly part of me asks “What if we all have Covid-19, and it’s only when we end up in hospital with ‘symptoms’ (it is flu season after all) then 2 + 2 are put together, and Covid-19 is given the blame.” Furthermore, if more people are dying of “Covid-19”, globally, rather than of typical other reasons, since these are mostly older people and those with underlying health issues, then surely there will be a decline in deaths directly attributed to those other things.
Well, that’s all for now on this, yet another, take on Corona Virus. Stay safe out there!
Well, that was a trippy rabbit hole you sent me down. GCP eh? Nooetic notions? I kept waiting for the Snopes.com article to pop up.
My only question is do they use different types of random number generators? As a programmer, I’m well aware of most RNGs not being fully random. And that true random number generator are a coveted device of cryptography. I recall one RNG being a webcam focused on a wall of lava lamps, all bubbling and boiling. An image was taken and the pixel pattern was supposed to be fully random.
The same type of random number generator could have the same defect that evidences in the numbers.
However, if that Global Consciousness Project is all real, then that’s pretty damn wild.
I too believe that this COVID thing is a concern, but only that. That our collective reaction is going to end up killing more folks than the virus. See my post today.
I don’t think not-so-random RNGs could skew the results of such GCP tests to the point of voiding the whole thing since surely results are being compared between times of relative calm and those of global unease, and then a difference is being noted… unless of course they are looking more closely at the actual numbers rather than the overall pattern.
Regarding your final point about the collective reaction to this whole pandemic, I totally agree; lots of crazy people.
Yeah, I heard about this but I have numerous reasons for not participating.
The fact that winter is over…