Monday, June 1, 2009
Just in time for our own Twitter announcement, this news article came in announcing the use of Twitter to test ESP. This would be a great way to introduce yourselves to Twitter if you are a new user, although, if enough of us Witches, Pagans and Shamans etc. choose to participate, we may bias the results! :D
A novel experiment using Twitter by British psychology professor Richard Wiseman, in conjunction with "New Scientist" magazine, is set to be the largest ESP ("remote viewing") experiment in history.
According to Wiseman, this is how it works:
"At 3 PM (GMT) each day, I will travel to a randomly selected location. Once there, I will send a Tweet, asking everyone to Tweet about their thoughts concerning the nature of my location. Thirty minutes later, I will send another Tweet linking to a Web site that will allow everyone to view photographs of five locations (the actual location and four decoys), think about the thoughts and images that came to them in the 30 minutes before, and vote on which of the five they believe to be the actual target location. If the majority of people select the correct target, then the trial will count as a hit."
The trials will be held this Tuesday through Friday, and Twitterers can participate here.