[ExI] Computer psychic and his psychic computer win a million bucks from James Randi

Stuart LaForge avant at sollegro.com
Wed May 9 05:11:05 UTC 2018

In light of my recent exchange with Giulio about technological magic and
the supernatural, it was quite serendipitous that I came across the
following video:


I am quite astonished as was the magician James Randi who has spent a
lifetime debunking psychics and charlatans. Stranger still is that this
happened six years ago and I am only now finding out about it.

Physical contact or sensors are used in all three demonstrations. A skin
conductance bracelet is used in the first. Seth Raphael touches his laptop
in the second. James Randi is wearing a helmet that measures the blood
flow in his brain in the third.

For the first trick, I can imagine an algorithm that could sum tiny
fluctuations in a persons galvanic skin response every time the subject
sees his card scroll across the screen until a clear signal is achieved.
But the second and third demonstrations, leave me quite stumped.

Thoughts anyone?

Stuart LaForge

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