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?