Mind Matter Interactions and Probabilities

Robert Pucher is a computer science professor and head of the Master´s Program Software Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. He holds a Doctoral Degree from the University of Technology in Graz, Austria and a “Diplom-Ingenieur” Degree in “Electronics and Communications” from the same University.


The power of the mind to influence the physical world has long been a controversial discussion. In order to test the hypothesis, scientific experiments increasingly focus on assumed small scale effects (micro-PK). Small scale effects, however, are believed not have a significant impact on the experienced individual reality, but only can be measured in labs. This is true for many effects in our lives. If people lose 0.01% of their yearly income, they will not notice any significant effect on their lives. If we experience a force of 0.0001% of our body weight, the effect will go unnoticed. In other words, the effects of small causes are assumed to disappear over time.

In recent times, a diversity of systems became known to behave unpredictably despite their seeming simplicity and despite the fact that they are governed by well-understood physical laws. There is a common element in these systems – a very high degree of sensitivity to initial conditions. Those systems are described by the well-known deterministic chaos. A closer look reveals that seemingly all systems in our world are governed by these roles. It is only the time scale which makes the predictability of our solar system different from the predictability of our weather.

The same deterministic chaos can be seen when predictions of future experiences or events in humans are done. In some cases, the future seems to be dominated by deterministic laws, in other cases even the near future of a person seems to be undetermined.

If humans are able to influence tiny effects, this could also mean that humans may be able to influence large events (i.e. their individual experiences) in the future.

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Published on April 19, 2022