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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:48 AM
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Mind May Affect Machines
Mind May Affect Machines


By Kim Zetter

For 26 years, strange conversations have been taking place in a basement lab at Princeton University.

No one can hear them, but they can see their apparent effect: balls that go in certain directions on command, water fountains that seem to rise higher with a wish and drums that quicken their beat.

Yet no one hears the conversations because they occur between the minds of experimenters and the machines they will to action.

Researchers at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research program, or Pear, have been attempting to measure the effect of human consciousness on machines since 1979.
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,68216,00.ht...
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:54 AM
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1. A good writeup on the PEAR group.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:55 AM
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2. Well, DUH. Anyone who's ever crashed their always-reliable
computer or other piece of technology when trying to hurry up and meet a deadline knows damn well that we humans totally effect machines!
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