Not strictly industrial from me this time, but I think it makes an interesting listen, with interesting subject matter. Comments would be nice, but not essential!
Glenn, the singer says
So a little about the story..
Retropsychokinesis (RPK) grabbed my attention few years back. Essentially it implies the future is having a direct influence on what we perceive as our present/past.
Events that we would normally consider fixed/known/established can
be altered by directed intervention from what we would consider our
future. This opens all sorts of observer/observed quantum conundrums.
A variety of experiments were run late last century ( late '90s but I ve always wanted to say that ) and have demonstrated statistically significant results to suggest we have an anomaly.
The website that does a far better job of explaining this is located @
It is a little technical but there are plenty of accessible, provocactive links to entrance the curious.
An afterword to the 'story' ( spoken word bit ) in the song is quoted from
"The scenario described at the beginning of this document, involving strangers with envelopes, numbers printed on pieces of paper, etc. was only intended as a metaphor. However, we aim to demonstrate equivalently "impossible" things using the slightly less "physical" medium of e-mail, computer files, etc. But it should be pointed out that if RPK really exists (and the best existing database suggests that the odds are in the order of 1 in 630 thousand million that the experimental evidence is the result of chance), then such a stunt could theoretically be carried out. The number in the envelope would be the "compression" of a large block of unobserved random numbers, calculated and printed via computer, and sealed in the envelope without being observed. After a number was chosen, the "stranger" would "unravel" it according to a certain algorithm, and set up a series of RPK trials with talented subjects who would in effect be "encoding" subtle biases into the original block of random data. This seemingly "retrocausal" action should result in the printed number "having been" the number which you (at a later time) selected."
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