Re: psi as a boundary breaking possibility

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 19:13:08 MDT

At 07:04 PM 12/07/00 -0400, CYMM wrote:

>One of the things that I would like to do when I retire is to set up an
>experiment where a tunnel diode feeds a really random stream of numbers into
>a computer (...running linux, of course!...) and a program analyzes the
>stream in realtime chunks for deviation from randomness.
>The program feeds this information (maybe even as an overt reward...) to the
>human who's trying to modify the stream. So hopefully the human can learn to
>develop his/her "PSI" powers if such exist.

Variants of this protocol have been common in parapsychology experiments
for more than 30 years, often using an isotope source for QM level
randomness. Dr Helmut Schmidt has published extensively on such work. A
commercial spin-off of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research group,
called Mindsong, developed a nifty program called ShapeChanger I saw a few
years back when I visited the PEAR lab, and it was going to be sold on ROM.
That might have stalled (but see the typically cheesy They have a site at

Damien Broderick

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