|Reference code: ||PT/FB/BL-2010-139.02|
|Location: ||Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2010|
|Mobile consciousness: Developing a smartphone application for REG exploration and distributed consciousness research|
|Publication year: ||2012|
This project involved the development of a “smartphone” application package and back-end data collection network resulting in a low-cost random event generator (REG) system for the mobile phone. The application would provide data for a preliminary investigation into mindmatter effects using existing mobile devices, while providing individuals with personal experiences and insight into the role of consciousness in the physical world.
METHODS & RESULTS:
An investigation of a method to generate true-random numbers from the internal hardware of a smartphone device resulted in a successful technique to convert processes within an Apple iPhone's accelerometer into random binary numbers which passed statistical tests of randomness. An intuitive graphical interface was developed for the iPhone to generate, utilize, and transmit data. Server-side algorithms were implemented to collect, database, and analyze transmitted data.
CONCLUSIONS & DISCUSSION:
The effort has established both the viability and the core technology behind what could be a new generation of research techniques into consciousness-correlated physical phenomena. The establishment of a large-volume distributed REG network would have the potential to reveal correlations among individual, regional, and global consciousness effects. The wide availability of smartphones offers new possibilities in mobile computing that can extend this research to a much larger community of users, while eliminating many of the costs and complexities associated with strictly hardware-based methods of the same.
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|Jahn, R. G.|
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|Curry, A., Brownlee, H., Dunne, B. J.|
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|Jahn, R. G., Curry, A., Brownlee, H., & Dunne, B. J. (2012). Mobile consciousness: Developing a smartphone application for REG exploration and distributed consciousness research. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 60-61/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.|
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|Keywords: ||Consciousness / Random event generator (REG) / Smartphones|
Mobile consciousness: Developing a smartphone application for REG exploration and distributed consciousness research