This article describes how the abundance of personal data generated about individuals through various technologies (internet history, social networks, wearable devices, etc.) that we come across in our day-to-day life can potentially one day be utilized to develop a new system to predict the life of every human being on Earth. This system would be something similar to the ancient Vedic astrology system which is being used, even today, to predict human life events and possibilities.
It also attempts to explain how big data analytics played an important role in the invention of ancient astrology systems even thousands of years ago (through mythological references) and how it is possibly going to play the same role in the creation of a next gen technology-based human prediction system.
About Big Data Analytic
Big data analytics have been in use by most of the big business houses for some time now to uncover such things as business trends, insights, and patterns, and their correlation to the psychology of customers/consumers. Recently, because of its far reaching ability to successfully predict human behavioural patterns, the application of data analytics has been spreading into many fields.
For example, it’s being used by police departments to predict crime occurrences in their area, by employers to forecast employee future actions, behaviours, productivity and psychology, and by retailers to predict customers/ consumers preferences.
Vedic Astrology & The World’s Oldest Big Data Projects
The period of Vedic civilization witnessed the birth of a number of amazing systems and methodologies, such as Yogasutra, Ayurveda, Vedic mathematics and Astrology. As per mythological scriptures, these inventions and discoveries were made possible by the siddhis (metaphysical powers) or yogic power of the great Vedic sages (thinkers). During that period, different versions of astrological systems were developed by different sages based on their research and findings in the field. All of these versions (branches) differ slightly in the way calculations are made or formulas are applied to predict future events, but they all revolve around a common philosophy which forms the very basis of these prediction techniques. That is, planetary alignments and movements influence the human body and mind. Though its validity and accuracy still remain highly debatable, if we go by Indian mythological references, it appears that the lifecycle of many of these astrology projects consisted of three major phases – the same as any of the present day big data analytic projects: 1) Detailed data gathering, 2) Analysis and 3) Devising formulas/rules based on the findings.
One such project was the Bhrigu astrology system, which was created by a great sage of the same name who was believed to have attained great siddhis through deep meditation and penance.
First Phase: Data Collection
In the first phase, Bhrigu focused on collecting data about detailed life events capturing every moment of 500,000 individuals spreading across different geographies/social and economic classes.
Second Phase: Crunching Of Data
As the analysis of these huge and unstructured data sets required a brain matching the combined power of thousands of modern day servers, he approached the best available computing powerhouse available at the time to aid him. That powerhouse was none other than the “mythological god Ganesha,” also known as the god of intellect, mathematics, and algos, and the bestower of problem solving and analytic skills. In Vedic scriptures he is often described as having an intellect or processing power equal to the power of the thousand finest brains put together (like a cluster of a thousand powerful server nodes). In yogic theology, he is the manifestation of intellect in the human brain and, once activated fully through deep meditation techniques, gives unmatched intellect and power. And after invoking the power of Ganesha in his mind, Bhrigu continued with his analysis of all the data he had collected.
Third Phase: Deriving Rules & Formulas
His careful crunching of detailed data helped him to uncover the hidden correlation between human life events and personality traits with planetary alignments, enabling him to formulate rules to predict most human life events. He then shared his findings with his community. Over time, further improvements were made based on various observations and some rules were altered to correspond to social, biological and environmental evolutions.
One question remains unanswered here. How did he manage to collect the vast personal data of so many individuals? This can again be attributed to a yogic power called citta siddhi (mind reading power). It’s a metaphysical power often described in many ancient scriptures, having been used for reading any individual’s memory – even memories to which the native brain has lost access.
Even after a thousand years, astrology is practiced extensively in most parts of India mainly for two reasons 1) to predict personality, future events, and various possibilities about an individual’s life, and 2) to predict successful marital life between prospective marriage partners (matchmaking services).
Nobody knows the truth behind these astrology systems for certain, nor does anyone know if these sages truly had the siddhis to create such amazing projects. But one thing we now know is that we have the technology required to replace those siddhis and invent a similar prediction system.
Designing A New Human Life Prediction System
At first glance, the idea of collecting data about a large number of individuals detailing every moment of their lives and then analyzing the same appears impossible. But in reality we have already made such technological progress that carrying out a big data project to predict human lives doesn’t seem so unrealistic. We have the necessary computing power and sophisticated algos to analyze any type of data of any size and complexity, and our ever growing addictions/dependencies to various technologies ensure that we encapsulate every moment of our lives in digital format. And our digital footprints are potentially the perfect alternatives for the “citta siddhis” (mind reading power of past and present things) of the sages. Let’s see how:
Available Sources For Harvesting Personal Data About A Large Number of Individuals
Through social media: Most of us don’t think twice about sharing on social media. But our actions on these various platforms – past tweets, updates, likes, shares, pictures, and more – can easily be analyzed to construct an accurate representation of who we are as a person. These social media activities paint a clear picture of our thoughts, emotions, interests, moods, and tastes, along with marking our actions and important life events. They reveal our views on religion, politics, and culture, along with our many likes and dislikes. Someone could also learn about our romantic entanglements, our joys and our sorrows, and our relationships with friends and family. Our favourite hangout places and restaurants are there for discovery, along with all of the major life events and achievements we have experienced in recent years.
Similarly, the content of our past personal mail, text, audio, video conversations, and group chats can describe the state of mind or mood of a person for that moment.
By analyzing our search data, online activity log, and mobile app data: Through careful study of our past Google search history, one can make out what thoughts, ideas, questions and cognitive abilities were playing in our mind at a given point of time and how curious/anxious/worried we were to know certain things at certain points of time. It captures almost all psychological aspects of a human brain.
Our online news and book subscriptions and our App data can speak about our reading, listening, and watching habits, along with our preferences on various subjects. Similarly, our online shopping records, digital wallets, and credit/ debit card statements can define whether we are consumerists or essentialists, as well as revealing our preferences for food, drinks, and goods and services.
This data can also divulge the many dark sides of our life and health which we may not be aware of. For example, our sexual health, preferences and fantasies over a period of time can be guessed based on the type and quantity of health care products and accessories we purchase or from the content we read/watch or search online.
Past digital records: A simple study of our e-mail history and employment records can state everything about our professional life like our behaviour, ethics, conduct, accomplishments, skills, career growth and more.
Similarly, our medical reports would show what illnesses we had during that period, what diseases/illness we are most prone to and what treatments we have already received.
Likewise, with a quick run-through of our financial records (bank statements, investment statements, asset/property purchase and sales records) one can easily guess the gains and losses we had with respect to time – how bad/good we are at making decisions, how much debt we have, what possessions we have and what we have lost.
With the arrival of advanced and wearable devices: With the advent of wearable fitness devices, we will be literally storing every movement of our day-to-day life. The patterns of our body movement, breathing, heartbeat, and perhaps even brain activity would all be there for the taking. If analyzed, one could see how much exercise we do, how much sleep we get every day, and how our biological activities change with respect to time and location, and with those changes, what thoughts, actions, and mood changes get invoked in our brain. In other words, an analysis of our brain activity would tell what kind of dream (good/bad) we had on the same night three years ago.
With the internet of things, our interaction with every single household device is set to go digital. And a careful examination of this data would tell a whole lot about our day-to-day life. With new devices like tech glasses on the rise, we will be saving everything that we see and every bit of sound that we hear or speak in the future. Whatever our senses perceive is also perceived by these devices and gets stored somewhere.
Analysis of data to derive prediction rules/formulas: We might be surprised to learn that if all this data pertaining to a person can be retrieved and consolidated in a timeline, a digital form of memory system parallel to that of our own could be developed, and it would be so vastly powerful that the human brain would appear far inferior in comparison.
If the above mentioned digital data about a very large number of people, cutting across various geographies, races, and economic classes, can be collected and analyzed effectively with sophisticated algorithms, then all the personality traits and past life events of individuals can be determined with great accuracy.
With this information in hand anyone can become a matchmaking astrologer. Any individual can predict whether a successful marriage between a couple would be possible or not based on their personality trait compatibility, sexual preferences, commonalities and interests (travel, music, art, shopping).
The analysis of all of this data may also reveal how our behaviour, thoughts, interests, appearance, bodily functions, and certain aspects of our personality go through changes with respect to location and time? Could we then determine if these occurrences and changes show any predictable patterns with respect to location, age, geography, seasonal changes, and planetary alignment at the time of birth? If so, then it would validate the Vedic time astrology systems (formulas). If not, then it might still help us uncover other unknown factors which could be playing a role in defining our personality and our life events, such as biometric data or gene sequencing, thus making a new prediction system possible.
What are your thoughts on the potential of a life prediction system? Let us know via the comment section below!
New Study of Mind-Matter Interaction Via Double Slit Experiment Yields “Remarkable” Results
- The Facts:
A new analysis of the double slit experiment shows, according to the author, "remarkable" results when it comes to analyzing the mind-matter interaction problem.
- Reflect On:
Why has most of this science been studied by the Department of Defense? Why are real life, documented and recorded examples never used in these studies? Why is the statistical significance of parapsychology never mentioned?
Does mind influence matter? The answer is an unquestionable yes, this fact is firmly established in scientific literature, and the only thing up for debate is just how much of an effect our minds can have on matter.
In what’s known as the double slit experiment, tiny bits of matter (photons, electrons, or any atomic-sized object) are shot toward a screen that has two slits in it. On the other side of the screen, a video camera records where each photon lands. When scientists close one slit, the camera will show us an expected pattern. But when both slits are opened, an interference pattern emerges — they begin to act like waves. This means that each photon individually goes through both slits at the same time and interferes with itself, but it also goes through one slit, and it goes through the other. Furthermore, it goes through neither of them. The single piece of matter becomes a “wave” of potentials, expressing itself in the form of multiple possibilities, and this is why we get the interference pattern.
How can a single piece of matter exist and express itself in multiple states, without any physical properties, until it is “measured” or “observed”? Furthermore, how does it choose which path, out of multiple possibilities, to take?
Then, when an “observer” decides to measure and look at which slit the piece of matter goes through, the “wave” collapses, and then things really get interesting.
The connection between human consciousness, or factors associated with human consciousness such as intention, thoughts, feelings and emotions, and the physical realm is fascinating. This is precisely why nearly all of the founding fathers of quantum physics were so preoccupied with learning more about consciousness and “non-material” science in general. For instance, the theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, Max Planck, regarded “consciousness as fundamental” and matter as a “derivative from consciousness.” Eugene Wigner, another famous theoretical physicist and mathematician, also emphasized how “it was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.”
A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays by Dean Radin, PhD explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. The paper showed that meditators were able to collapse quantum systems at a distance through intention alone. The meditators were the “observer” in this case.
In fact, as Radin points out in his lecture, a “5 sigma” result was able to give CERN the Nobel Prize in 2013 for finding the Higgs particle (which turned out not to be Higgs after all). In this study, they also received a 5 sigma result when testing meditators against non-meditators in collapsing the quantum wave function. This means that mental activity, the human mind, attention, and intention, which are a few labels under the umbrella of consciousness, compelled physical matter to act in a certain way.
“Observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it… We compel [the electron] to assume a definite position… We ourselves produce the results of the measurement.”
Fascinating, isn’t it?
The New Study
I recently came across a post on Radin’s Facebook page regarding a new study just published in PLOS ONE titled Independent re-analysis of alleged mind-matter interaction in double-slit experimental data.
His Facebook post reads,
Just published. “… this paper is the third independent statistical analysis … showing significant differences in fringe visibility between concentration and relaxation epochs of human subjects….”. The author made several assumptions that differed from ours, which resulted in reduced statistical power. That in turn led to a more conservative conclusion. Even so, anomalies were clearly found in these data that defy ordinary explanations.
In that study, they provided a “two year long experimental dataset in which authors of Radin, et al., 2016 claim to find evidence of mind-matter interaction is independently re-analyzed. In this experiment, participants are asked to periodically shift their attention towards or away from a double-slit optical apparatus. Shifts in fringe visibility of the interference pattern are monitored and tested against the common sense null hypothesis that such shifts should not correlate with the participant’s attention state.”
They concluded that:
The thorough analysis pursued in this paper gives a much broader and full picture of the data than the ones previously published in  and . On the one hand, we find undeniable anomalies in the human data with shifts of the fringe visibility in the direction expected by human intention. The fact that fringe visibility decreases when human intention tries to make it decrease, and increases when human intention tries to make it increase is remarkable.
That being said, the authors concluded that they still cannot give a definitive conclusion on mind-matter interaction. However, publications like this are still a huge step forward.
They also mention a very important point: The stigma behind these findings and how it encroaches on belief systems have perhaps not allowed a more rigorous scientific investigation into these subjects.
Given the controversial aspect of this research, attempts to reproduce such an experiment should be done by groups of experts from different fields of research including quantum mechanics, neuroscience and statistics, both skeptics and believers, collaborating to design the most rigorous protocol. Personal beliefs, may they be strongly in favour or against the mind-matter interaction hypothesis, have to be put aside, to collectively pursue a clear and objective investigation of this particular interpretation of the quantum measurement problem.
Here’s another great quote alluding to the same thing:
There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with superstition, spiritualism and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing. —Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source)
What The Authors Failed To Recognize
Never in these studies do they mention real world examples. Cases of mind influencing matter have been reported throughout history and across many cultures, more specifically in regards to ‘supernormal’ abilities such as telepathy, psychokinesis, and other phenomena that lie within the realms of parapsychology. This is evident in ancient literature, from the Vedic texts and the yoga sutras to Jesus, Moses, Milarepa, Mohammed, and more.
In 1987, researchers at the Institute of Space-Medico Engineering, as mentioned in the CIA document earlier in the article, publicized a fraction of their work in the form of a film showcasing their work and what they had accomplished.
The film showed a medicine pill moving through an irreversibly sealed glass vial, which occurred in three frames of a 400 frame per second film. (source)
Another release (about Zhang) from the CIA (Research Into Paranormal Ability To Break Through Spatial Barriers) states:
A wooden cabinet 120 by 180 by 60 centimeters was used as a sealed container. Sheets of papers and boards with one of a kind markings were used as the target objects and placed inside the cabinet on the upper shelf. Without damaging the cabinet or opening the door, the person with ESP was able to remove the target objets and also was able to put them back inside. This demonstrates that even when using especially large container it is possible to completely break through spacial barriers, however, the success rate was much lower and was exceptionally difficult. (Source)(source)
The CIA document linked above provides more examples.
According to Eric Davis, Ph.D, FBIS, from a declassified US Air Force document obtained via the Federation of American Scientists, Shuhuang reported that ‘gifted children’ were responsible for the teleportation of small, physical objects from one place to another. (source)
A study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, as seen in the the US National Library of Medicine, demonstrated that a woman with special abilities was able to accelerate the germination of specific seeds for the purposes of developing a more robust seed stock. You can read that here.
There are many fascinating examples within the lore of parapsychology.
Many of these results are just as strong, if not stronger, than a lot of the results that come from hard sciences like physics and mechanical engineering. As far back as 1999, the head of the statistics department at UC Irvine, Jessica Utts, published a paper showing that results dealing with parapsychology and mind-body connection are a lot stronger than the results used to approve some of our medications!
The idea that mind influences matter is not new. From a hardcore scientific perspective, the results may be questionable, but we have to transcend science as its current parameters have become some sort of religion, failing to take into account many factors. A lot of science today has been dominated and taken over by the corporate world. The politicization of science is a real thing, and new science has confirmed the metaphysical world and is breaking down current and old paradigms. Everything from the mind-body connection to quantum physics and parapsychology are showing us how much more we have to learn about ourselves and what we are capable of.
Thing about the implications this could have for our planet? Imagine if billions of people all over the world found peace within themselves, what type of world would we create?
Research Reveals Plants Can Think, Choose & Remember
- The Facts:
This article was written by Sayer Ji, founder of Greenmedinfo.com where it was originally published. Posted here with permission.
- Reflect On:
Does all form of life poses some type of 'consciousness' regardless of its biological structure? If so, what does this mean?
Modern science is only beginning to catch up to the wisdom of the ancients: plants possess sentience and a rudimentary form of intelligence.
Plants are far more intelligent and capable than we given them credit. In fact, provocative research from 2010 published in Plant Signaling & Behavior proposes that since they cannot escape environmental stresses in the manner of animals, they have developed a “sophisticated, highly responsive and dynamic physiology,” which includes information processes such as “biological quantum computing” and “cellular light memory” which could be described as forms of plant intelligence. Titled, “Secret life of plants: from memory to intelligence,” the study highlights one particular “super power” of plants indicative of their success as intelligent beings:
“There are living trees that germinated long before Jesus Christ was born. What sort of life wisdom evolved in plants to make it possible to survive and propagate for so long a time in the same place they germinated?”
According to the researchers, “plants actually work as a biological quantum computing device that is capable to process quantum information encrypted in light intensity and in its energy.” This information processing includes a mechanism for processing memorized information. For example:
“plants can store and use information from the spectral composition of light for several days or more to anticipate changes that might appear in the near future in the environment, for example, for anticipation of pathogen attack.”
According to the study, “plants can actually think and remember.”
Moreover, plant not only possess a mechanism for information gathering and processing, but appear to exercise agency or “choice” vis-à-vis different scenarios:
“different group of chloroplasts and cells in the same leaf under identical constant and stable light, temperature and relative humidity condition have different opinion “what to do” in such conditions and tests different scenarios of possible future development.”
The study also offers an explanation for why plants absorb more light energy than is needed for photosynthesis alone:
“Another possible answer to the above question is a light training of young naïve leaves. Let’s imagine when young leaf or flower is emerging out of a plant, it would be nice for that leaf or flower to know about the conditions in which it is going to emerge. Older, more experienced leaves that actually are acclimated to outside conditions can train naïve emerging young leaves with the PEPS [photoelectrophysiological signaling ]and cellular light memory mechanisms. This explains why plants possess a natural capacity to absorb more light energy than that required for photosynthetic CO2 assimilation. They need this absorbed energy in excess for optimization and training of light acclimatory and immune defenses.”
The authors leave us with the provocative conclusion:
“Our results suggest that plants are intelligent organisms capable of performing a sort of thinking process (understood as at the same time and non-stress conditions capable of performing several different scenarios of possible future definitive responses), and capable of memorizing this training.17 Indeed leaves in the dark are able to not only “see” the light,8,34 but also are able to differently remember its spectral composition and use this memorized information to increase their Darwinian fitness.”
Why is this discovery important?
There are many reasons why recognizing the sentience and intelligence of plants may have positive implications for the future of humanity. For one, it helps us all to transcend the dominant worldview that non-human life forms are best defined in strictly mechanistic terms, and that attributing a “life essence” or consciousness to them is a form of magical thinking. French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Pointy called this world view the “Great Object,” namely, that everything in the universe is compromised of material objects externally related to one another, and with consciousness merely an ephemeral subjectivity found only in humans.
To the contrary, if we open ourselves to the possibility that we are all participants in an interconnected web of life, as many indigenous peoples believed and actually experienced things to be, destroying the natural world simply to serve the essentially suicidal infinite economic growth model will be identified for the insanity that it is. If we recognize, as biologist James Lovelock proposed, the Earth as a whole should be looked upon more like a self-regulating organism (Gaia hypothesis), or as mycologist Paul Stamet envisions, that there is a fungi-based internet within the ground connecting all living things on the planet in an information-sharing network, we will be less likely to both perceive and to treat the natural world as “other” to be dominated. We’ve also been reporting on the role of exosomes as cross-kingdom messengers, which provides a plausible mechanism for how all of the Earth’s inhabitants — plant, fungal, bacteria, animal, etc. — are linked together in an open access, information sharing network.
Recognizing that plants, for instance, have consciousness, or that their simple presence in our environment has healing effects, reintroduces an element of wonder and mystery back into the experience of the natural world. A perfect example of this can be found in the singing plants of the sacred forest of Damanhur. Damanhurian researchers in the mid-70’s reported using custom equipment to capture electromagnetic changes on the surface of leaves and roots and transforming them into audible signals. The researchers also observed that the plants learned to control their electrical responses, indicating they had some rudimentary awareness of the music they were creating. To learn more visit the Damanhur project website, and watch the video below.
Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo.com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.
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Meet The Kenyan Engineer Who Created Gloves That Turn Sign Language Into Audible Speech
- The Facts:
Innovator Roy Allela has invented gloves that read the unique hand movements involved in sign language and turn them into audible speech through an Android app. He calls his gloves Sign-IO.
- Reflect On:
We are creating a world where we can all truly communicate, but imagine what our world could be like if inventions like these, and many others, were not limited by costs and start-up processes. Think of what we'd solve if we all worked together.
Imagine a world where communication between everyone is THAT much easier. Well, we’re getting closer and closer to that as every year passes by.
25-year-old Kenyan engineer and innovator, Roy Allela, recently helped humanity take another step in this direction. Allela designed new gloves that will improve communication between those who are deaf and those who cannot understand sign language. His new invention is called the ‘Sign-IO’ gloves, which can translate sign language movements into audible speech.
Allela’s gloves contain sensors located on each finger that are able to detect the positioning of each finger, including how much each finger bends into a given position. This is important, as sign language contains many unique movements that require small details to be detected accurately. The gloves connect via Bluetooth to an Android phone, which then uses text-to-speech technology to allow the person witnessing the sign language to understand what is being said through audio.
Roy was inspired to create the gloves because he has a young niece who is deaf. No one in his family including Roy knows sign language, and thus they often struggled to communicate with her.
“My niece wears the gloves, pairs them with her phone or mine, then starts signing. I’m able to understand what she’s saying,” Allela said.
“People speak at different speeds and it’s the same with people who sign: some are really fast, others are slow, so we integrated that into the mobile application so that it’s comfortable for anyone to use it,” he continued, referring to the creative engineering involved in his project.
Early on, Allela sees his gloves in schools for special needs children throughout his home country of Kenya. From there, he hopes to expand his business and invention to impact as many deaf people and children around the world as possible. As mentioned, the Sign-IO gloves are just one of many innovations furthering the connection of humanity, no matter what unique aspects of life we are experiencing.
Allela’s gloves are currently in the prototype phase of development and are not yet available to the public. Regardless, they are creating quite the buzz around the world given what they propose to do. Sign-IO was the 2018 grand winner of the “Hardware Trailblazer Award” at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) global finals in New York, and also took home a second runner-up acknowledgement at the Royal Academy of Engineering Leaders in Innovation Fellowship in London.
Imagine the world we could create if we did not have the limitations imposed by businesses, start-up costs, and so forth. There are incredible people out there who are able to do incredible things for the world, and they’re finding ways to do so even within a society that limits humanity’s potential. If we could bring these amazing minds together and blow off these limitations, then we could truly create a world where communication is not only possible for all, but that would just be the beginning!
As we discussed in our Hidden Energy technologies interview with Susan Manewich on CETV, it’s important to note that the suppression of new, life-changing technologies is not just as a result of the elite, it’s due to our level of consciousness as well. You can check out the interview to learn more on CETV.
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