Every now and then you just have to wonder "just what the heck is going on here?" When I saw this article shared by Mr. P.J., my jaw dropped, because the implications, if one stops to think about them, are... well, to use that over-used over-worked word... staggering. If you're ever wondered how the human body, and more importantly, the human brain, might handle being teleported ala the teleporter devices of the movie The Fly, or how it might handle stepping through a "stargate" and being whisked to the other side of the galaxy in mere minutes, or how it might handle being "beamed up" in a Star Trek transporter, then have no fear: scientists at the University of California, Davis, are apparently studying that precise question:

How brain oscillations respond to teleportation

The experiment is simple enough, and as the article notes, the brain appears to give off "rhythmic", i.e., regular, oscillations as a human being navigates. We may perhaps gain some idea of this by noting that many of us, while we drive, seem to be more relaxed and yet in a state of high concentration. While the article begins on this rather mundane note, it mentions that these oscillations occur as one "navigates" through computer driven lanscapes. But then comes a real noodle-baker at the end of the article:

In between seizures, the electrodes recorded normal brain activity, and three patients volunteered to take part in the experiment. They were asked to navigate through a streetscape on a computer screen. At some points, they entered a teleporter and jumped to a different, known location in the map. During teleportation, the screen went black for a random period of time.

Teleportation did not interrupt the oscillations at all, but the rhythm did change with the distance travelled during teleportation, Ekstrom said.

The results show that these oscillations are driven entirely by memory and learning processes in the brain, and do not depend on external senses. They also show that the oscillation carries information about speed and distance travelled, even when that travel is virtual teleportation.
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All of this almost positively compells high octane speculation. At the head of this list, there is the obvious question: why would scientists be studying how the brain might react to "teleportation" at all? "It just seemed like a fun idea?" or "why not?" don't seem to be adequate answers. The most obvious answer would be that, in order to make their study as complete as possible, and to find out whether these brain oscillations were sensory-driven and thus influenced by external environment, or whether they were internal and therefore not sensory-dependent(such as might be the case during an actual "teleportation"), the "teleportation component" of the experiment was added to clarify their results. But of course, the other answer might be because "someone" wants to know, and wants to know because those technologies are getting closer to reality.

Does this sound fantastic?

Well, of course it does, but when one recalls that very small scale "teleportations" of a sort have already been achieved in entanglement experiments that have made public news, one wonders indeed what might exist in the black projects world.

There's a much more important story lurking between the lines here, however, and it's contained in my high octane speculation of the day, and that is that this experiment might be a step or component in a series of experiments in the nature of consciousness itself. Most readers here are aware that I am in that non-materialist camp that thinks consciousness transcends any merely material process, and that thus, the brain and the mind are two quite different things. There is a relationship between the two, to be sure, but as yet, that relationship has befuddled both scientists and philosophers. For my own part, I have long thought that the individual consciousness itself is a non-local phenomenon, and deeply related to the phenomenon of entanglement. This proposition some have argued may lie behind the apparent human ability to "remote view" objects not even in any close physical proximity to the "remote viewer" himself. As such, if consciousness is non-local, then it may form a basis for the phenomenon and any putative technologies of teleportation themselves. Already Dr William Tiller has performed experiments on the relationship of conscious intention to materials, with some astonishing results that imply that conscious intention can affect a physical system, and moreover, can do so at a distance. So imagine expanding this experiment to experimentation with consciousness and entanglement and teleportation.

Something tells me that we may therefore only be looking at the tip of an iceberg.

See you on the flip side...


  1. I’m not certain what to believe regarding consciousness or teleportation, but the subject is certainly intriguing.

    I also find synchronicity intriguing, and I stumbled across Joseph’s article shortly after reading this article about the nature of consciousness:

    Not long after that, I learned that (unbeknownst to me originally), the novel I was reading featured astral projection as its central theme.

    So I decided to post the link, in case it is of interest to anyone else here!

  2. WO2005001419A2




    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for measuring a thermodynamic potential of a limited physical space associated with a change in symmetry, wherein the limited physical space is characterized by a series of symmetry states having a ground symmetry state and at least one higher symmetry state. In one embodiment of the present invention, the method includes the step of transforming the limited physical space from the ground symmetry state to a higher symmetry state to cause the thermodynamic potential of the limited physical space to change from a first value to a second value. In another embodiment, the ground symmetry state is characterized by a U(1) EM Gauge symmetry, the thermodynamic potential T is in the form of a proton magnetoelectrochemical potential, and the at least one higher symmetry state is characterized by an SU(2) symmetry

  3. “They also show that the oscillation carries information about speed and distance travelled, even when that travel is virtual teleportation.”
    Isn’t this nonlocal demonstration?

  4. The connection between teleportation, memory and consciousness rings alarm bells for me. Interesting to note that the calcium channel genes that are correlated with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are tied to memory because for the Long Term Potentian model of memory calcium phosphorylation is required. The question is where does one go when they visualize a memory palace? Is it an actual place? Is it unique to the person or can two different people meet up there?

  5. I would imagine the most practical and safest way to go from pont A to B instantaneously would not be teleportation but with an interdimensional doorway or (better names are to be had) Trying to disassemble an organism on a nuclear scale and then putting it back together seems like a very bad idea. Of course a magic doorway seems well, completey silly and impossible but I’ve seen some REALLY REALLY WEIRD stuff happen so it’s probably possible.

  6. It seems worth mentioning the “public” component of this research. We know black-budget work is not published for public consumption unless there is a socialization process involved. Presumably this is an example then of using hyperbole (we’re working on teleportation!) to prepare the public (or, more probably, the science community) for less dramatic but still ground-breaking capabilities. It’s a common ploy. Put out a big, splashy story so that when the real, less-dramatic capability is semi-released, it’s all a big yawn.

  7. In “They Live” (available on UTube), they show teleportation from a lift straight to Mars. Others have written that this is possible, and that it has been commonplace since the 60’s. It is also considered that consciousness creates matter, which is why collective consciousness can create a new paradigm with sufficient raised consciosness.

  8. Interesting article, I agree with goshawks, I think some people can (teleport) astral plane? After many years of practice decades I would say, they have learned to prepare the physical medium ( brain) to go past the veil. I only once got close to this, I had to fast for 3 days, only water, didn’t sleep for 2 days, and did 5 sweat lodges in 3 days, it was almost a full moon at the end of March at 4am, beautiful

  9. As far as Dr William Tiller goes, you might want to read-up on the experiments conducted by the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Lab. It was founded in 1979 by Dr Robert G. Jahn, a professor of aerospace engineering and Dean of the School of Engineering. (He wrote an excellent book, ‘Margins of Reality’, about that work.) PEAR found that ‘conscious intention can affect a physical system, and moreover, can do so at a distance’ – and proved it statistically. And, of course, PEAR was attacked and eventually was shut down…

    There are many stories of enlightened human beings through the ages that could teleport. So, we are not looking at unproven ground. However, these folks did it ‘from within’, not by a machine. If you do it ‘from within’, by definition you have prepared the brain for the ‘shift’. I am not sure how doing it ‘mechanically’ would prepare the brain…

    In addition, there are conceptual difficulties in doing it by machine. One popular theory of ‘teleportation’ states that we really exist a plane or two ‘up’ in woo-woo land, and are simply localizing our perception to appear to be on one spot on earth-plane. Teleportation, in that sense, is simply having the higher ‘you’ withdraw the ‘localization’ in one spot and ‘project’ it down into another spot. Simple.

    I am not sure how a 3D-machine would cope with that situation, unless it was understood to be a ‘crutch’ for the frightened-but-still-empowered human to lean on. Unnecessary, but necessary for a time…

    1. In the ‘Lensman’ series by E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith, humans are given a ‘Lens’ by an advanced race that gives them ESP powers. Somewhere along the series, a Lensman experiments with removing the Lens and trying to stay ESP-ish. Lo and behold, it turns out that the Lens is no longer necessary (for him). It is the enlightened human that really has the ESP power!

  10. I find the reason for the study to be perhaps more interesting than the study itself. I’ve read about Andy Basiago and he’s military teleportation experiences, and the more I read about it the less I’m picking up what he’s putting down. I’m not doubting his experience but it’s just a hunch. Regardless, I would find it fascinating to see the results of experimentation with consciousness and entanglement and teleportation. The whole idea seems very fantastic to me. Fantasy. Difficult to imagine it’s even possible. With all of that being said, I’m not the brightest porch light on the block so who knows?

  11. If only we could get the witch of Endor to resurrect the shade of Ben Rich maybe we would have the answer to teleportation and a whole other questions and secrets. Science Fiction is the modern World equivalent of a the ancient oracles of Yore.

  12. I’m with Joseph and WalkingDead on this and am a non-materialist. I’m sure, though, that the scientists doing this teleportation research are materialists and think they can just teleport a biological brain and end up with a functioning person with the same personality and mind fully intact and functioning normally. Won’t happen. Who knows what kind of “creatures” they’ll end up with on the other end. How can you teleport individualized conscious awareness? Lots of problems here.

    That we know of publicly, scientists have only been able to “teleport” some small non-organic molecules a few centimeters or so, at best. Of course, as has been pointed out, who knows what has been accomplished in Black Ops projects?

    Dr. William Teller isn’t the only researcher to prove that conscious intent can affect the physical world. Dr. Dean Radin of Institute of Noetic Sciences has done entanglement experiments with sterling results. I’ve read last year that he did some PK(psycho-kinesis) experiments with subjects from the Monroe Institute that early reports look promising, though he hasn’t officially published the results yet.

    Thinking it over, Robert Barricklow could be on to something. It would be much easier to teleport an AI system than a biological brain. They’re probably still working on biological systems, as this report would indicate, but the ethics issues wouldn’t come up with teleporting electronic brains.

  13. I’m only speculating here, but as Dr. W. Tiller emphasizes, specificity is key. . And if one has the capacity to transcend the current “standard” speed maximum, one has then entered the gates..
    The signals manifest in the physical component, and it’s not the hippocampus.

  14. This is beyond the scope of my education; however, I believe there is more to mankind than just his “mind” and body. There is a spiritual component or “soul” if you will. How does one teleport that along with the “non-local” and physical components? How do you reassemble “Humpty Dumpty” at the end of the teleportation, intact, with all his “local” and “non-local” components? What do you get at the other end if you can’t? How do you guard against signal degradation during the transport to ensure ALL the information arrives at the receiver? This would seem to indicate a range limitation to such a procedure and its susceptibility to “hacking” during transmission, especially if there is more than one receiver.

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