Machine Mediated Remote Viewing | Erik Maddocks

Remote viewing is well established using human subjects drawing or describing perceived information about a location or object, without ever having directly observed it. Psychokinesis is well established using humans to affect a random event generator (REG) output. If these concepts are combined, remote viewing can be carried out using human subjects unconsciously producing images via a local REG.

Exploitation of the capability to influence a completely automated REG output might allow for the further removal of the experimenter from the psi experiment. This may mitigate the psi “experimenter effect”, so long as the experiment is designed in such a way as to minimize the experimenter contact with the subject and the subject’s experimental data.

An experimental setup was developed that allowed for the combining of remote viewing and psychokinetic influence of REG outputs. The experiment consisted of two collections of data. In one case subjects were instructed to remote view hidden targets randomly selected by the subjects themselves while data were collected from a local REG device. The other consisted of psychokinesis data where the subjects were instructed to focus or concentrate on visible targets randomly selected by the subjects themselves while data were collected from a local REG.

The experiment employed a forced-choice protocol to simplify the judging of the experimentally produced data. A fixed set of targets was used and all machine-created images were judged against those fixed targets. In the judging procedure, the experimenters were given a set of possible targets, and ranked the targets from most like the machine-created image to least like it. There were always four decoys along with the target, giving a 20% hit rate by chance, over all trials.

This experiment was run in two separate groups. The first group, from a class experiment, had a total of 60 trials. producing a z-score of 2.33 for a p-value of 0.01 (1 tailed), and 0.02 (2 tailed). The second group, from an expanded follow-up experiment, had a total of 128 trials producing a z-score of 1.68 for a p-value of 0.05(1 tailed), and 0.09 (2 tailed). The first group of 60 trials showed statistically significant results while the second group of 128 trials only showed a 1 tailed significance.

The results provide evidence that remote viewing information can be captured with an inanimate system that samples noise. The first experiment was carried out in Edges of Science, a course on the science of psi at the University of Colorado.

Erik Maddocks is an RF Engineer with FIRST RF Corporation, where he designs antennas and antenna systems for the U.S. Department of Defense. Erik was a graduate student at the University of Colorado at Boulder studying electromagnetics, where he investigated the characterization of the atmosphere for millimeter wave SATCOM links. Erik received his bachelors of Science degree in Physics from Southern Oregon University in 2008 and MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014.

Sean Flodberg earned his BSEE from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013.

Garret Moddel is a professor of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado. Along with quantum engineering of new energy conversion technologies, his research group investigates psi phenomena. Recently he served as president of the SSE, and prior to that, president & CEO of Phiar Corporation, a high-tech start-up company. Garret earned a BSEE degree from Stanford and MS and PhD degrees in Applied Physics from Harvard.

Recorded at the Society for Scientific Exploration Conference (2014)

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Published on November 18, 2018