Julia Mossbridge and Garret Moddel have launched a crowdfunding campaign for their experiment in which remote viewing and precognitive dreaming will be used to attempt to predict 120 days of stock prices over the course of a year.
Thirty years of data suggest that non-conscious processing correlates with future events. We have used this idea to make money on the stock market, but our past results could be due to chance. In this project we examine three approaches that could produce reliable guesses about the market shifts over 120 days. We are interested in shedding light on the underlying mechanisms and opening the scientific conversation about the psychology and physics of time. Proceeds go to the Seva Foundation.
What is the context of this research?
A growing research literature, including our own work, suggests that humans have non-conscious access to information about upcoming events that should otherwise be unpredictable. This seems strange to our conscious minds, because most of us don’t normally experience knowing what the future will bring, except in obvious cases. Previous work suggests that we must use tricks to access this non-conscious information, like asking people to draw pictures of future images that are associated to events (associated remote viewing or ARV), or asking people to dream about the future (precognitive dreaming). We plan to test whether predictions made in this way are consistent over time, and if so, assess which methods are most accurate so we can create a theory about the mechanisms underlying them.
What is the significance of this project?
This experiment offers a challenge to the classical notions of time and consciousness. This is a high-risk/high-reward project that could potentially result in a future-prediction tool that could help us prepare for unfortunate events.
It’s important to note that to avoid biased guesses, only the automatic software running the experiment will have access to the link between an image and a predicted direction of market change — so even a market expert can’t beat the system.
This experiment is a reminder to the scientific community that although we like to think we know what the laws of nature are, we are far from truly understanding time. Regardless of the results of this experiment the reminder of our relative ignorance will spark research interest in the physics and the psychology of time.
What are the goals of the project?
We plan to test the hypothesis that precognitive dreaming and remote viewing of images that will be presented in the future and are tied to stock market changes (ARV), can be used to make useful predictions about stock fluctuations. We predict two things.
One, dreams will produce more accurate guesses about stock market changes than ARV because dreams are more directly related to non-conscious processes.
Two, dreaming by a devoted precognitive dreamer and ARV by by devoted ARVers will produce accurate stock market predictions at a rate that is significantly above chance.
If successful, we will have part of the knowledge required to continue pursuing the development of a future-prediction system based on human non-conscious processing.