Coherent consciousness creates order in the world
Subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth
When human consciousness becomes coherent and synchronized, the
behavior of random systems may change. Quantum event based
random number generators (RNGs)
produce completely unpredictable
sequences of zeroes and ones. But when a great event
synchronizes the feelings of millions of people,
our network of RNGs becomes subtly structured. The probability
is less than one in a billion that the effect is due to
chance. The evidence suggests an emerging noosphere, or the unifying
field of consciousness described by sages in all cultures.
The Global Consciousness Project is
an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of
scientists and engineers.
We collect data continuously from a global network of physical random
number generators located in 70 host sites around the world.
The data are transmitted to a central archive which now contains
more than 12 years of random data in
parallel sequences of synchronized 200-bit trials every second.
Our purpose is to examine subtle correlations that
reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world.
We hypothesize that there will be structure in what should be
random data, associated with major global events.
The data overall show a
departure from expectation, confirming this prediction.
Go to the Main Menu on the left to learn how the
science is done. For some philosophical and interpretive
perspectives, look to the Aesthetics menu.
Subtle but real effects of consciousness are important
scientifically, but their real power is more direct.
They encourage us to make
essential, healthy changes in the great systems that dominate our
world. Large scale group consciousness
has effects in the physical world. Knowing this, we
can intentionally work
toward a brighter, more conscious future.
Institute of Noetic
Sciences provides a logistical home for the GCP.
It is directed by Roger Nelson from his home
office in Princeton, but is not a project of Princeton University.
This website is large and complex. It uses
frames and plain html.
is facilitated by two menus, and requires
liberal use of your back button.
The Main Menu links to details of the scientific experiment.
The Aesthetics menu points to artistic perspectives,
applications, stories, and more.
In the top frame are multi-link buttons that
connect to facilities suggested by their names.
Return to the homepage and
menus by clicking on the Project name.