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#2629 From: "pjgaenir"
Date: Wed Mar 12, 2003 12:41 am
Subject: TDS/LargerUniverse/Calabrese Essay (for Ref) pjgaenir
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I'm sorry, it was pointed out to me that I'm having a whole ongoing
discussion about something that apparently isn't available on the web
anymore, so those who didn't get to it and are trying to follow along
here are not sure what I'm talking about. I don't normally copy
others' stuff into a post but for the sake of clarity in discussion
here, and reference in the archives, this is the text of the message
that Prudence Calabrese posted on www.largeruniverse.org late on
3/3/03, and to which I'm gradually responding. -- PJ
Multi-Agent Systems and Remote Viewing
On the possibility that remote viewers form a distributed
intelligence network with potentially new and as yet unknown emergent
What if there was more to Remote Viewing than what is commonly known?
What if there was added dimension? What if there was an explanation
for all of the extraneous information in a Remote Viewing session?
What if someone, somewhere got the whole picture?
What if it wasn't Remote Viewing at all but something else? Quantum
Viewing may be a more appropriate term.
What if a session can be many things at once, depending on how you
look at the data, who's doing the tasking, what their intention is
and whether the session enters a communications channel like a fax
machine, or a website or a copier. A channel wherein the session can
be captured and married with other sessions too numerous to count so
something other than the intended purpose emerges?
Emergent behavior is another term for self-organization, where simple
processes by multiple single agents lead to complex results.
Scientists developing models for artificial intelligence have looked
at human traffic patterns, ant colonies, flocks of birds, heart
cells, synchronized fireflies, and other forms of coordinated group
activity as a way of discovering how groups of independent animals,
or cells can create sophisticated and complex patterns and behaviors
that appear to be much greater than the sum of their parts.
One of the examples used time and time again in the discussion of
emergent behavior is that of the ant colony. By herself, a worker ant
is by no means a brilliant intellect. But thousands of ants in a
colony, each carrying out simple daily activities, can together build
structures that human engineering cannot duplicate. They will
organize their food storage areas and their dumps to be optimally
apart. They will place their queen in the safest possible location.
Ant colonies mature over generations, their structures becoming more
stable and more organized. No one ant is smart enough to know how to
create a sophisticated society. Yet a colony full of ants can create
structures and societies that not only outlast any member, but also
improve over time.
We live in a world full of such systems. Our bodies are comprised of
countless cells that operate in unison, each cell unaware of the
existence and behavior of others, yet each contributing to the
health, well-being, and activity of the entire system. Even
individual cells have thousands of genes that together manage its
life and cycle. From traffic patterns to teenage peer pressure,
emergent intelligence behaviors give rise to fascinating and unusual
Emergent behavior has also been noted in the study of consciousness,
with some researchers postulating that consciousness itself is an
emergent behavior stemming from human social interaction.
The 'Hundredth Monkey' phenomenon is a description of a type of
emergent behavior. It means that when a limited number of people
learn a new behavior, it may remain the conscious property of these
people. But there is a point at which if only one more person learns
the new behavior, the consciousness field is strengthened so that
this new awareness is picked up by almost everyone. Some remote
viewers feel this principle is in effect within the field of remote
viewing, and increasing individual awareness of the validity of
remote viewing is creating a phenomenon where it is becoming easier
to learn and recognize remote viewing abilities.
If this is true, then remote viewers are part of an incredible and
building multi-agent system. This type of system exists when multiple
parties - in this case remote viewers - work independently or in
small groups, but the actions of each party contribute to an overall
effect, pattern, or behavior.
One key feature of these systems is that new members adapt to the
characteristics of the system, more than the system accommodating to
the changes offered by any new member. Similarity between individuals
is what results in the spread of culture across any group, and a
diversity of opinions is reduced as individuals are exposed to a
preponderance of majority arguments. In other words, as people
interact, they persuade one another of things, they teach each other,
they mimic one another, with the result being that they become more
This adaptability can have a dark side, if the weight of the network
favors a particular activity or point of view that is resistant to
diversity or change. In the case of remote viewing, new viewers may
not know what they've been adapted into, as the outward behaviors -
exercising one's intuition in new and exciting ways - becomes the
central focus for any individual. It is the rare remote viewer who
questions the cultural conditioning occurring on both the physical
and paraphysical levels, but like any other social dynamic, the
result is remote viewers becoming more similar in attitudes, beliefs,
A distributed intelligence network is a multi-agent system where each
individual participates in some form of cognitive value to the entire
network, whether the individual is aware of this or not. Such a
network of remote viewers would exhibit new and surprising emergent
behaviors. One can attempt to predict what types of patterns,
attitudes, and functions such a system would display over time. One
can say for certain, however, that a network of remote viewers would
be more effective as an intelligence gathering tool if the
individuals were so similar that they used specific methodologies
developed to keep them working essentially in unison. The less the
data collection method is questioned or challenged, the more robust
the network is.
But perhaps the most interesting question is how such a system could
be utilized by certain determined members or by outside observers who
recognize the potential inherent in the system. Since a group of
remote viewers could function as a distributed intelligence network,
there could be ways to gather the bits of intelligence generated by
individual remote viewers and to use these bits of data.
Just some examples of ways that a multi-agent network of remote
viewers could be effectively used include:
Multi-Tasking Remote Viewing Data
The collection of data from such a system would be simple, and could
be done through electronic means. Remote viewers could be given
feedback on their sessions, but then new tasks could be assigned to
the data, unbeknown to the viewer. For example, a remote viewer
completes a task. The feedback is "The Mona Lisa," but a second task
is assigned such as "The Kennedy Assassination," and this second task
is not revealed to the viewer.
The easiest way to accomplish such tasking is to use the collected
data as Wild Card sessions. A Wild Card is a session that has been
completed by a remote viewer, but without a tasking yet being
assigned to the session. These have been shown to be as effective as
prior tasked sessions.
Sessions can not only be double-tasked in this manner, but can be
triple-tasked, quadruple-tasked, etc. TDS has done extensive research
in the area of multi-tasked sessions, including using sessions from
outside remote viewing groups and individuals. We have noted that
each time a new task is assigned to a pre-assigned session, that the
data then reflects both (or more) taskings, but it becomes slightly
cloudy, as if the mind is struggling with finding language and
imagery suitable to answer both (or more) taskings.
By collecting sessions from many hundreds, if not thousands, of
remote viewers, over time, and using them as Wild Cards
for multi-tasking purposes, one would not need highly trained or
skilled viewers. The copious amount of data would lend
itself to a type of pattern-finding meta analysis which could answer
specific questions without having to know any
particular viewer's strengths and weaknesses.
Remote Influence Enhanced (RI Enhanced) Sessions
Remote Viewers whose sessions are used in such a multi-tasking method
could be remote influencing themselves or others as they view, by a
simple task written by an outside party. Viewers in these cases may
experience uncomfortable physical and mental sensations during or
It should be noted that the initial tasker in these cases may not be
aware of any outside taskers or activity, but could be a simple agent
in the system, just as the remote viewer is.
Subtle Group Maneuvers
Since agents in a distributed intelligence network look to other
agents for clues on behavior, actions, ideas, and thoughts, some
agents could have seeded an initial network with thoughts that would
carry through the life of the network, including ideas on how remote
viewing works, who makes a good remote viewer, etc. Since remote
viewers are trained to observe and recognize non-local information,
these agents could have set up particular telepathic memes that would
be difficult to discern on a conscious level.
Future Session Tasking
Future session tasking can also be executed by writing a task where
the remote viewer has not yet viewed and has no assigned tasks yet
for the future. The tasker could assign "The next session that Viewer
X completes" to any particular objective/target, resulting in an
effective double-tasked or RI enhanced session.
Any session collected and then used for something else, without
permission of the remote viewer, can be considered a hijacked
session. Multi-tasked and RI Enhanced sessions can be hijacked
One counter thought would be that a viewer's intent could allow them
to steer clear of being used in this way. However, if a viewer's
intent is to describe the objective/target, and the viewer adds the
proviso to each and every viewing that they will view only the
objective/target assigned by a specific tasker, is there any evidence
that this works? There have been no controlled studies along those
lines, and there would be no way to evaluate data to determine if
there are no further taskings placed on the data unbeknown to the
persons running the experiment. There is the added reality that on
the psi level a viewer may perform differently in a controlled
experiment (intended to measure the limitations of specific tasking
directions involving intention,) than in a true hijacked session
Intention does not operate only in the realm of individual conscious
decisions. There is also group intent, subconscious intent, spiritual
intent, and so forth, through many layers; and many mysterious layes
when paraconscious activities are involved. No one really knows what
is occurring when we 'remote view' or can even account for
consciousness and our minds in general. We do, however, know that
sessions can be multi-tasked and hijacked.
It is our hope that by being aware that a multi-agent network of
remote viewers exists, (regardless of whether any group or
institution intended to develop such a group,) its members will be
able to shape it along proper parameters where individuals are not
being used for the surreptitious benefit of others.
This paper is a small part of a much larger work I've developed. I
hope that it is a springboard for thought and discussion on the
current status and future of the field and culture of remote viewing.
The idea within this short essay is the primary reason I've decided
to suspend all activity at TransDimensional Systems, and by
extension, the Larger Universe, Bananaslam, and Aurora Bomb websites.
[end quote from www.largeruniverse.com 3/3/03 posted by Prudence