Amplified Brainwaves

Lost Blog reader Distefano sent me a mail earlier today with a video he had found interesting. After watching the video, I wasn’t really convinced by the idea of a machine that amplifies and broadcasts brainwaves , so I asked Distefano why hee thought such a machine was the answer to many of Lost’s questions. He answered:

My opinion is that the island has been made to collect every bit of information possible to obtain, Dharma could have wanted to create a machine able to gather the world’s memory (so they’re recording every waveform, data…). But the process and power needed are so strong that people living near this machinery become mad or something like it, even their brainwaves are amplified, collected and spread. The people living on the island are under the influence of residual data due to system malfunction or something like that.

Pretty hard to explain but I found in the video something that is hard to deny. The influence of everyone and everything on everyone and everything on the island. The only scientifical way for them to view these dead people, to hear whispers, maybe for the others group to know everything about the survivors is because the thoughts of everyone are somehow amplified and that anybody in vicinity of the machine may be able to receive this piece of information.

I thought the answer was pretty interesting, and while I’m still not convinced that the visions on Lost are caused by some form of collective mind, the idea of a machine intended to gather all the information on this planet, sort of like Wikipedia on steroids, is intriguing. What do you think?

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7 Responses to Amplified Brainwaves

  1. Philip says:

    I find this idea interesting. I don’t know if it will prove to be true, but it is interesting nonetheless. However, I have a question. What does our collective conscience tell us as far as a time frame for the return of Lost?

  2. Andreas says:

    Lost returns Wednesday February 7, so the rumors about it returning sooner were just that, rumors.

  3. MasterPo says:

    Sounds similar to the story plot of the classic movie “Forbidden Planet” with Walter Pigeon.

    If it is a repository for all the world’s brain waves, why would Ben have told the Others to go to the crash site and make lists? Wouldn’t the Others already know who’s on the plane, the backgrounds, etc.?

  4. Andreas says:

    I guess that would depend on if the Others are in control of such a device.

  5. bigmouth says:

    Wow…I would have thought the Numbers’ Noble Lie was related to this theory, as well.

  6. Hammer says:

    If this true, I don’t think the “Others” have access. The show proved that they know what they know by infiltrating the survivors groups and using the video monitors to spy. They also have access to the outside world. So…the amplifier may be there…but the “Others” didn’t use it.

  7. Boggy says:

    I don’t think this makes too much sense, i think that brainwave scanning machine would be too simple of an explanation for everything that happens, i think that there is too much going on to just be caused by a powerful machine, plus they kind of blow it up at the end of the second season…

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