Is there a “global consciousness,” and does it affect the external world of matter? If we can scientifically demonstrate that a collective consciousness impacts our experience of reality in meaningful and material ways, will humanity intentionally use this knowledge to create a better world for all?
These are the questions being asked by the Global Consciousness Project 2.0 (GCP 2.0) which is a newly envisioned and expanded version of the global network of physical electronic devices which detect and quantify important aspects of human consciousness (i.e. attention and emotions). As these effects are observed on a global scale, they indicate a deep interconnectedness between human consciousness and the physical world. GCP 2.0 was developed and is maintained by the donor-funded HeartMath Institute (HMI), a nonprofit research and education organization in collaboration with other scientists and engineers from around the world.
At HMI we are committed to serving all people and the planet. We believe that we are at a point in the evolutionary history of human consciousness in which humanity has an opportunity to embrace the fundamental energetic interconnectivity inherent in the universe. We are developing the capacity and intention to create more inclusive and cooperative social, economic and cultural systems around the planet.
We, along with others, believe that every individual contributes to a global consciousness field environment, and each person’s attitudes, intentions and emotional experiences affect the collective field. By providing new scientific evidence of this fundamental interconnection, we all can help heal the separation that underlies challenges humanity is now facing, including wars, climate change, racial and cultural division, crises in healthcare, and political and religious extremism.
Effects of consciousness are important to understand scientifically, but the real power is how the quality of our consciousness impacts our daily lives, giving us the opportunity to make essential, healthy changes in the major systems (i.e., economic, political, educational, legal, climate, etc.) that dominate our world.
The original Global Consciousness Project (GCP 1) was created in 1997 by Dr. Roger Nelson and a group of volunteer researchers and engineers working at the unexplored nexus of physics, psychology and consciousness. GCP 1 has shown us that large-scale group consciousness has effects on the physical world. Repeatedly, events that evoke collective emotions of love and compassion such as Earth Day, global meditations for peace and global harmony, etc. have shown significant effects on the global network. This has important implications for humanity and knowing this, we can intentionally work toward a brighter, more conscious future.
Dr. Nelson upon his retirement believed that the HeartMath Institute, (HMI) was the ideal new home base for the Global Consciousness Project. One of HMI’s research aims is to scientifically demonstrate our interconnections with all living systems and with Earth’s energetic (magnetic) fields. In collaboration with Dr. Nelson, the Institute of Noetic Sciences and other researchers, hardware, and software engineers, HMI has designed and created a newly envisioned network called GCP 2.0. This network expands on previous GCP 1 findings to provide new scientific evidence of the fundamental interconnectivity inherent in the universe.
The GCP 2.0 team has created a new generation of state-of-the-art Quantum Noise Generators (QNG) for detecting the effects of global consciousness. They normally produce random numbers, but they shift into non-random behavior when major events synchronize attention and evoke powerful shared emotions. In addition, we record concurrent data from geophysical monitors and social network indicators, to allow comparisons and correlations with the QNG data.
It has been demonstrated that the more devices there are, the more sensitive the network is to the consciousness effects. Our initial goal is to have 1000 citizen scientists located around the planet hosting these new devices, comprising the largest network on the planet.
The new network also tracks the signals at every stage including analysis of the quantum noise sources used in the process of producing random numbers. This will allow us to explore the effect of consciousness on the fundamental sources of randomness. The QNG devices were designed by experts in cryptography and computer science who understand how to generate truly random numbers and manage them on a large scale.
Hosting a GCP 2.0 QNG
The new QNG devices are basically plug and play, so anyone meeting some simple requirements can own and host a device. The requirements are as follows:
- The device must connect directly to a router or modem using the standard LAN cable (included).
- The internet connection and device power should be on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Occasional internet drops are fine, and the device will recover itself once it comes back online. The upload bandwidth used by the devices is about 80 bytes per second, or 200 MB per month. For many users this has minimal impact; 200 MB is approximately the upload bandwidth needed for a single one-hour Zoom video session each month.
- From a practical standpoint, once it is plugged in, the device should run fine in the background, including over-the-air updates. However, because these are research devices, they will occasionally require user interaction. If we detect a problem with your device, we will try to solve that without your involvement, but we may sometimes reach out to troubleshoot or replace a device.
The lights on the device indicate the current state of the network. Sit with the device and send loving care to the world. Perhaps the full GCP 2.0 network will pick up on your heart-focused emotion!
Note that in order to ensure a global distribution of devices, there is a limit to the number of devices that will be located in one area of the world. We have chosen 25 larger cities and locations where we will have “clusters” of devices.
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