The Global Consciousness Project, also called the EGG Project, is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists, engineers, artists and others who have been collecting data from a global network of random event generators. 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 which is expected to show anomalous deviations associated with Global Events when there is widespread participation or reaction to the event, and we can expect large-scale coherence and resonance.
The purpose is to examine subtle correlations that reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. We have learned that when millions of us share intentions and emotions the GCP/EGG network shows correlations. We are driven by that evidence to infer that something like a "consciousness field" exists, and that intentions or emotional states which structure the field are conveyed as information that is absorbed into the distribution of output values of labile physical systems. We can interpret this as evidence for participation in a growing global consciousness. Our thoughts and feeling can make a difference. It suggests we have the capability and responsibility for conscious evolution. We make the world we live in, and if we Do No Harm, we can help create a Planetary Smile. What would it be like to gradually recruit pretty much every person on the planet to join in a planet-wide smile? I can imagine the Earth herself would feel that, and it is easy to imagine that we all might be changed just a little, for the better, by such a shared experience.
The category of events that have that have the greatest effect on global consciousness are: celebration; spiritual event; terrorist attack. One interesting analysis showed that terrorizing and/or Partisan events that evoke openness or concern have the same kind of impact, as do meditations and catastrophes. In other words, events that seem to be the opposite in value, can have an equal impact on the consciousness field. Our participation is important, all of it.
What do YOU think?