Thanks. :-)So if mental information is stored as qubits in a giant quantum wave function (Higgs-Goldstone macro quantum coherent Glauber state order parameter of a spontaneous broken symmetry ground state of quasiparticles in brain as in Vitiello's theory for example), entangled macro-quantum coherent Glauber states etc. - but with Valentini's signal nonlocality beyond orthodox quantum theory, then we have what we have been looking for since CIA SRI 1970's - remote viewing et-al in sight.AAt Stanford Research Instituteby H. E. Puthoff, Ph.D.Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin4030 Braker Lane W., #300Austin, Texas 78759-5329Abstract - In July 1995 the CIA declassified, and approved for release, documents revealing its sponsorship in the 1970s of a program at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA, to determine whether such phenomena as remote viewing "might have any utility for intelligence collection" . Thus began disclosure to the public of a two-decade-plus involvement of the intelligence community in the investigation of so-called parapsychological or psi phenomena. Presented here by the program's Founder and first Director (1972 - 1985) is the early history of the program, including discussion of some of the first, now declassified, results that drove early interest. http://www.biomindsuperpowers.com/Pages/CIA-InitiatedRV.htmlFrom Publishers WeeklyBuilding on the insights in his Quantum Reality , Herbert proposes that mind, instead of being localized in our brains, is a phenomenon as deeply imbedded in nature as light or electricity. Three basic features of the universe predicted by quantum mechanics--randomness, the interconnectedness of all phenomena, and thinglessness (quantum objects do not possess attributes of their own)--were rejected by Albert Einstein, but to Herbert, a Stanford-trained physicist, each of these features of matter is a manifestation of a corresponding basic trait of mind: free will, deep psychic connectedness, and ambiguity. A skillful popularizer, Herbert scrutinizes recent brain research, reviews highly conjectural quantum models of mind, and outlines his own theory of "quantum animism" in which mind permeates the world and interacts with matter at the quantum level, which, if true, might help explain paranormal phenomena.
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From Kirkus ReviewsA physicist's daring investigation of mind and its relation to matter. According to Herbert (Quantum Reality, 1985, etc.), the famous ``Turing test''--in which a computer is considered to be conscious if it can talk like a human being--``misses the point.'' The true measure of consciousness is ``inner experience,'' which robots and computers just don't have. But what is inner experience--and how does it arise? In this wide- ranging study, Herbert looks at consciousness from ``inside'' (our felt experience of sensations, emotions, memory, etc.) and ``outside'' (how scientists perceive the brain). Two basic models arise: monism (matter and mind are one) and dualism (matter and mind are separate). Although Herbert never baldly states his position, he enthuses at length over a new twist on dualism that he calls ``quantum mind.'' Drawing on subatomic physics, he finds the mind to possess free will and ``connectedness'' with other minds. A fistful of odd experiments back up his argument, ranging from the famous Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiment--which seems to demonstrate the reality of nonlocal connections--to his own invention of a ``metaphase typewriter'' driven by quantum events, through which ``discarnate beings'' can send messages to the human sphere. Future experiments, Herbert suggests, might include telepathy machines and spirit communicators--all logical, if startling, extensions of the basic premise that mind is as fundamental and free as matter. Leading edge or lunatic fringe? Opinions will differ, but Herbert proves to be a reliable guide on this journey through the looking glass. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.Subquantum Information and ComputationAntony Valentini(Submitted on 11 Mar 2002 (v1), last revised 12 Apr 2002 (this version, v2))It is argued that immense physical resources - for nonlocal communication, espionage, and exponentially-fast computation - are hidden from us by quantum noise, and that this noise is not fundamental but merely a property of an equilibrium state in which the universe happens to be at the present time. It is suggested that 'non-quantum' or nonequilibrium matter might exist today in the form of relic particles from the early universe. We describe how such matter could be detected and put to practical use. Nonequilibrium matter could be used to send instantaneous signals, to violate the uncertainty principle, to distinguish non-orthogonal quantum states without disturbing them, to eavesdrop on quantum key distribution, and to outpace quantum computation (solving NP-complete problems in polynomial time).Comments: 10 pages, Latex, no figures. To appear in 'Proceedings of the Second Winter Institute on Foundations of Quantum Theory and Quantum Optics: Quantum Information Processing', ed. R. Ghosh (Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore, 2002). Second version: shortened at editor's request; extra material on outpacing quantum computation (solving NP-complete problems in polynomial time)Subjects: Quantum Physics (quant-ph)Journal reference: Pramana - J. Phys. 59 (2002) 269-277DOI: 10.1007/s12043-002-0117-1Report number: Imperial/TP/1-02/15Cite as: arXiv:quant-ph/0203049 (or arXiv:quant-ph/0203049v2 for this version)On Nov 15, 2012, at 10:39 AM, nick herbert <email@example.com> wrote:http://www.technologyreview.com/view/507531/first-teleportation-from-one-macroscopic-object-to-another/Clever Chinese
On Oct 19, 2012, at 9:18 AM, Jack Sarfatti <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Sent from my iPhone in London, Kensington Palace Gate areaBegin forwarded message:From: Dick Bierman <email@example.com>Date: October 19, 2012, 4:30:34 AM GMT+01:00To: nick herbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>Cc: "SarfattiScienceSeminars@yahoogroups.com com" <SarfattiScienceSeminars@yahoogroups.com>, Dean Radin <email@example.com>, , Richard Shoup , Exotic Physics <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: Re: [ExoticPhysics] [Starfleet Command] Violation of orthodox quantum theory in the living brain: presentiment meta-analysis publishedReply-To: "Jack Sarfatti's Workshop in Advanced Physics" <email@example.com>Hi Nick,Let me add to this that at the Parapsychological Association Convention in 2002 (Paris) Jan Dalkvist, Joakim Westerlund and I did already propose and discuss this theoretical alternative explanation for presentiment effects (it is mentioned in: http://archived.parapsych.org/pa_convention_2002_report.html ). I ran some simulations to explore the potential magnitude of the effect and found that for larger number of trials the effect of a 'strategy' became smaller and smaller. So, apart from the fact that the 'strategies' were not observed in the actual data as Dean Radin already mentioned the effect has also theoretical limits.
DickOn Oct 18, 2012, at 6:06 PM, nick herbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Thanks for the clarification, Dean--Is there a publication somewhere where "expectation bias" is defined for this experimentand the tests and results excluding it described?Jack says: Good question.
Nick says: This would be an important publication because as Robin illustrates if people's emotions actually worked this way the results could simulate presentiment without being due to precognition.Jack: Right.Nick: Expectation bias says that as the picture number n increases the subject's anxiety about the next picture being disturbing naturally increases so that when that picture actually occurs the physiological measures are unusually high. After the stimulating picture, anxiety drops, only to slowly build up till the next stimulating picture. The result of this kind of emotional behavior would lead to high physiological scores on stimulating pictures without any sort of precognition.Expectation bias predicts (for instance) not only high physiological scores on stimulating pictures N but also high scores on the neutral picture N -1 that immediately precedes the stimulating picture. I presume your tests for excluding expectation bias showed that scores on the N-1 picture were always close to chance.Jack: Nick is on target - looking for loopholes just like in the debate over Bell's theorem.Nick: When teaching kids at my wife's homeschool, I invented the world's simplest card game called "Pacific Octopus".
One card (usually the Ace of Spades) is designated as Pacific Octopus which is a giant, carnivorous monster whose habit is to suddenly appear in the room and devour the kid or adult that draws the one card in the deck that will summon him.One only has to play a single game of Pacific Octopus to watch expectation bias in action. The emotion in the room slowly rises as each neutral card is pulled. Here I usually explain that there is little to worry about because there are so many cards that the odds of you being devoured are small. This statistical reassurance does little to stem the rising tide of anxiety. Finally the inevitable happens and someone is eaten by the insatiable sea creature. Then everyone relaxes and the day goes on. For reasons of maximizing dramatic intensity, I never played Pacific Octopus a second time with the same group.
Experience with this simplest of all card games convinced me that expectation bias was a real effect--that it could simulate
precognition in the presentiment experiment and that for good science to be done it is important to securely close this loophole preferably for every experimental run.I would be interested in papers which acknowledge the possibility of this particular kind of bias and show how its absence was measured.NickJack: Nick does have the knack for making difficult ideas easy to understand for the layman. :-)On Oct 18, 2012, at 5:00 PM, Dean Radin wrote:It is mentioned in the article as "expectation bias," which Dick and I (and others) have looked for in the actual data. None of us have found evidence in support of that hypothetical explanation.best wishes,DeanOn Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM, nick herbert <email@example.com> wrote:I've looked over this paper meta-analyzing the "presentiment experiment" and am shocked that such a careful analysis completely ignores one very plausible explanation for this seeming retrocausal effect--namely Robin's anticipatory expectation informally expressed at http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=123256 but as far as I can tell
never published. Radin claims to have excluded Robin's hypothesis for some of his experiments but I know of no formal replication of Radin's claim. Robin's Hypothesis is a reasonable and entirely natural possible explanation for the presentiment effect and as such needs to be rigorously excluded before accepting presentiment as a fact.
It's easy to argue both sides with statistics. Remember the stats proving smoking was good for u from tobacco companies years ago. I wonder how Dean et-al will respond to Nick's challenge here? Remember Russ Targ's CIA SRI claims on precognitive remote viewing, e.g. Red Chinese nuke test 4 days in advance Of course that's not a good statistical sample.
I don't find Robin's hypothesis convincing, but I am not an expert in statistical design of psychological experiments with living subjects. Also there have been analogous objections to the drug tests and medical investigations that rely on statistics.
Sent from my iPhone in London, Mayfair near the American Embassy.On Oct 18, 2012, at 6:34 PM, nick herbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:I've looked over this paper meta-analyzing the "presentiment experiment" and am shocked that such a careful analysis completely ignores one very plausible explanation for this seeming retrocausal effect--namely Robin's anticipatory expectation informally expressed at http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=123256 but as far as I can tell never published. Radin claims to have excluded Robin's hypothesis for some of his experiments but I know of no formal replication of Radin's claim. Robin's Hypothesis is a reasonable and entirely natural possible explanation for the presentiment effect and as such needs to be rigorously excluded before accepting presentiment as a fact. The case for human presentiment is only as strong as the efforts made by its proponents to rigorously falsify it. The apparent failure to seriously test (or even consider--as in the MTU article) Robin's anticipatory expectation hypothesis greatly diminishes my faith in presentiment as a real physical effect.Nick Herberthttp://quantumtantra.blogspot.com
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On Jul 9, 2012, at 6:46 PM, JACK SARFATTI wrote:Ask Russell TargActually such loss should not happen because in addition to Landau-Ginzburg spontaneous breakdown of ground state symmetries in the brain (e.g. Vitiello & Freeman) there must be 2D membrane-based topological barriers making the entanglement really robust against thermal fluctuations for even the single living brain to function as a coherent conscious entity - in my opinion.July 2006, Physics Todayhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topological_quantum_computerJohn Preskill (Caltech), Topological quantum computing for beginnersonline.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/exotic_c04/preskill/Jun 7, 2004 – I will describe the principles of fault-tolerant quantum computing, and explain why topological approaches to fault tolerance seem especially ...[PDF]
Topological quantum computation - Microsoft Station Q - University ...stationq.cnsi.ucsb.edu/~freedman/Publications/96.pdfFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobatby SD Sarma - Cited by 54 - Related articlestion in classical digital computers. For quantum computa- tion, however, an alternative strategy, topological quantum computation, does not try to make the ...Topological quantum computing moves closer - physicsworld.comphysicsworld.com/cws/article/news/48853Mar 5, 2012 – Error correction demonstrated for first time in the lab.Non-Abelian Anyons and Topological Quantum Computationarxiv.org › cond-matby C Nayak - 2007 - Cited by 793 - Related articlesJul 12, 2007 – Abstract: Topological quantum computation has recently emerged as one of the most exciting approaches to constructing a fault-tolerant ...Topological Quantum Computationarxiv.org › quant-phby MH Freedman - 2001 - Cited by 285 - Related articlesJan 4, 2001 – Abstract: The theory of quantum computation can be constructed from the abstract study of anyonic systems. In mathematical terms, these are ...Chip for topological quantum computer designed | KurzweilAIwww.kurzweilai.net/chip-for-topological-quantum-computer-designedOct 5, 2011 – Rice University physicists have developed a new method for making aquantum spin Hall topological insulator, a chip for future quantum ...[PDF]
Topological Quantum Computingwww.iqis.org/events/csqic05/talks/alexis.pdfFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick ViewAug 12, 2005 – Standard Quantum Computation Model. • Qubits are encoded into a superposition of orthogonal states of a two level system: |ψ〉 = α|0〉 + β|1〉.[PDF]
Topological Quantum Information Theorywww.math.uic.edu/~kauffman/Quanta.pdfFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick Viewby LH Kauffman - Cited by 1 - Related articlesJones polynomials, Witten–Reshetikhin–Turaev invariants of three manifolds,topological quantum field theory and quantum computing. In quantum computing...Focus on Topological Quantum Computation - IOPscienceiopscience.iop.org/.../ ...Topological quantum computation is precisely such a new and different approach . It employs many-body physical systems with the unique property of encoding ...On Jul 9, 2012, at 6:29 PM, Gary S Bekkum wrote:Hi Jack,I'm wondering if anyone in the quantum information field has looked into quantum statistical signal loss over distance ... I wonder if your entangled brains idea could be shown to obey a signal loss measure caused by cumulative environmental decoherence effects related to distance between brains? Gary S. BekkumSTARpod.orgSTARstream ResearchVM (763) 439-0719On Jul 9, 2012 7:29 PM, "JACK SARFATTI" <email@example.com> wrote:On Jul 9, 2012, at 2:09 PM, Jonathan Post wrote:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrocausality33 minutes ago · Like* It is now well established that quantum nonlocality really does“connect” the separated parts of the same quantum mechanical system(c.f. Freedman-Clauser, Aspect, etc.)* There are several “No-Signal Theorems” in the literature (c.f. P.Eberhard, A. Shimony, …) showing that quantum nonlocal signaling isimpossible, e.g., a change on one measurement has no observable effecton the other, in the absence of coincidence links.* However, Peacock and Hepburn have argued that these “proofs” aretautological and that certain key assumptions (e.g., measurements arelocal) are inconsistent with the quantum formalism (e.g.,Bose-Einstein symmetrization).Therefore, the question of nonlocal signaling remains “open” (at leasta crack) and should be tested.There is ample evidence now for nonlocal signaling in the mind culminating in Daryl Bem’s data(Libet, Puthoff& Targ SRI, Radin, Bierman, ... Bem)[PDF]
Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for Anomalous - Daryl Bemdbem.ws/FeelingFuture.pdfFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick ViewFeeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for. Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect. Daryl J. Bem. Cornell University. The term psi denotes ...You've visited this page 5 times. Last visit: 2/5/12Daryl Bem's Home Pagedbem.ws/Feb 24, 2011 – DARYL J. BEM. Professor ... Feeling the Future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on cognition and affect. Journal of ...You've visited this page 5 times. Last visit: 2/23/12Daryl Bem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_BemJump to "Feeling the Future" and the resulting controversy: In 2011, Bem published the article "Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for ...Feeling The Future: Is Precognition Possible? | Wired Science ...www.wired.com/.../2010/.../feeling-the-future-is-precognition-possibl...Nov 15, 2010 – But that's exactly what Daryl Bem of Cornell University has demonstrated in his new paper, “Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for ...You've visited this page 2 times. Last visit: 12/22/10On Daryl Bem's Feeling the Future Paperarxiv.org › statby A Raman - 2011 - Related articlesTitle: On Daryl Bem's Feeling the Future Paper. Authors: Akhila Raman. ( Submitted on 5 Jul 2011). Abstract: It has been argued by Daryl Bem in his 2011 paper ...Can we feel the future through psi? Don't rule it out | Ed Halliwell ...www.guardian.co.uk › Comment is free › Cif beliefJan 25, 2011 – Feeling The Future, written by Daryl Bem, an emeritus professor of Cornell University, reports the results of nine experiments with more than ...Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Brief Note: Daryl Bem and ...psychsciencenotes.blogspot.com/.../brief-note-daryl-bem-and-precog...Nov 18, 2010 – Feeling the future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive ....addressing this kind of nonsense research that Daryl Bem is doing.Daryl Bem: Feeling the Futurewww.worldtalkradio.com/worldtalkradio/vepisode.aspx?aid=53998Daryl Bem,Future,margery runyan,world talk radio,internet talk radio,twin talk.The Case for ESP -- New York Magazinenymag.com/news/features/bem-esp-2011-3/Feb 27, 2011 – Maybe so, if you believe the research of Daryl Bem. According to “Feeling the Future,” a peer-reviewed paper the APA's Journal of Personality ...Study Shows Some Evidence Of Human Precognitive Powers ...www.popsci.com/.../precognition-research-shows-human-mind-can-p...Nov 8, 2010 – A research paper titled Feeling the Future from Cornell Professor Daryl Bem shows some statistically significant results coming from a series of ...