by Dr.(Mr.)Muraleedharan Koluthappallil
Published on: Jul 9, 2007
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Type: Opinions

The continuous observation of an individual's activities by other individuals, from a distance, without direct physical interaction, or a common database of observations, creates numerous pathways for imaginative constructions. This individually contributed collective mental forestry often goes so much out of reality that unless frequently made in touch with the observed person, the observer's brain could become a 'Recycle Bin' containing enormous quantities of vague pictures and ideas, converting an observer into a confused, inactive or often explosively reactive. The result of observation of the mind of an individual from a distance is worse. If the number of such individuals is large, and the number of observed individuals is small, a gigantic lever effect occurs. If the observers, knowingly or unknowingly react to the observed, gigantic multiple reflections resulting in huge oscillations in the mental perceptions of the observers and the observed will be the ultimate result. When the observed are few and isolated, this inevitably results in the destruction of the mental equilibrium of the observed individuals. If the number of the observers and the observed are comparable, then huge oscillations in the mental perceptions could shift both sets of people to a plane far off from physical reality.
In a computer simulation of this phenomenon, the effects on human persons may appear controllable or at best made unobservable. This is because the machines are numbered, countable and in principle localized and the individual activities are time sequenced. In the mind-space numbering is not possible and a global auditorium will be unavoidably distributed in waking, dream and sleep states. Thus in real world the collective mental processes can not be observed or controlled individually or collectively.The extension of this conclusion to cases of prolonged activities is obvious and very unpleasant for the global human psyche.

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