Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Together We Create a Planetary Smile

Since 1998, Princeton researchers have been collecting data on internet activity and its relation to global events in an effort to demonstrate that across the world, humanity is connected and evolving together. Complete information of the project can be seen at

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?


Tomas Karkalas said...

Our thoughts and feeling make a difference indeed. A smile as reveals ours choice as expresses my dreams- put a theory into the practice and thus makes the Planetary Smile the reality. The Smile is the light- the sunbeam. That means It becomes the reality only by welcoming one other/by sharing what was received by us - it is just impossible to keep the smile just for oneself. I would be more than glad to join you - to come into a hug of the Planetary Smile.

Thank You - that's what I think.
Peace and love.

Molly Brogan said...

It warms my heart to see your words, my friend. Now, I am smiling. Thank you, Tomas.

Makram said...

his is a very important subject.

Related to this is the Maharishi Effect, which basically says that transcendental meditation can influence "coherence and positivity in the social and natural environment..."

4,000 participants in a transcendental meditation program in Washington D.C. in a two month period significantly reduced the crime rate (homicides, rapes and assaults) in the district of Columbia during that period.