I've often pondered if there may be an effect on reality of lots of people paying attention to the same thing. How could we measure the effect? What would the effect be? Does it increase order or indeterminacy? Here's an experiment performed by Dean Radin and company on the effects of collective attention at Burning Man on various random processes. See what you think: http://noetic.org/research/projects/mindatlarge "Have you ever experienced a time when the collective enthusiasm of a large event seemed to rise to such a peak that you could almost feel a crackle in the air? Or felt a haunting sense in the air while visiting a place that caused sadness or suffering for thousands of people? Provocative evidence suggests that there are significant departures from chance expectation in the outputs of random number generators (electronic devices that produce truly random bits, or sequences of zeros and ones) during times of collective upheaval, global crises and major celebrations..."