Why do we need SoulPhone?
By Joshua Bagby
Sometimes people hear about the SoulPhone and immediately respond that we don't need it. They claim we can already talk to our deceased loved ones—at least they can. Or they'll naively talk about other products or services that purport to do the same thing, yet really don't.
Some of these people have been pursuing other forms of communicating with the so-called dead. They may be pursuing mediumship, automatic writing, pendulums, electronic voice phenomenon (EVP), instrumental trans-communication (ITC). Whatever it is, they are pleased with it. But for some reason, some are critical of other methods for accomplishing contact with post material persons—those whose physical bodies have died but re nonetheless alive and interested in communicating.
The SoulPhone is being designed under strict scientific protocols by Dr. Gary Schwartz, a former Harvard and Yale professor now at the University of Arizona. A career scientist and professor, Schwartz has worked with a team of electrical engineers, optical physicists, and software experts to research and develop postmaterial communication technology. He's not just tinkering in his garage on weekends.
Here are some excellent reasons why pursuing the invention of the SoulPhone is good and why it would be a giant leap for mankind if successful:
Access to objective proof. As conceived, the SoulPhone would offer a much higher standard of proof for the general population about life after death than anything previous. So many other methods still involve subjective interpretation. Texting, audio, and video would give a wide range of people an opportunity to communicate in a conversational way with 'departed' loved ones.
Availability of the SoulPhone. Limitations in this fledgling technology may initially cause delays in scheduling a session, much like reserving time with a popular medium today. But that would most likely be a short-term problem. Eventually access should improve and be more timely than booking a medium.
Scientific evidence. SoulPhone devices are being designed to address every conceivable objection that well-intended skeptics (including Dr. Schwartz himself) might make. A high standard of verifiable evidence will establish scientific evidence for the existence of an afterlife in a way that other scientists can assess and replicate. As a seasoned scientist, Dr. Schwartz will present his findings to the scientific community for peer review.
Springboard to further research. Scientific protocols providing evidence of life after bodily death will likely open doors to scientific investigations in many different areas. Science currently does not take metaphysics very seriously, but a device developed under rigid scientific methods would change that. For example, 'deceased' scientists—hypothesized collaborators who are experiencing a different slice of the greater reality—could convey to scientists here new methods for achieving breakthroughs. The great scientists from our history books are still inventing.
Draining the swamp. Fake or incompetent mediums would have a much more challenging time staying in business if they had to compete with a reliable SoulPhone. Unlike current 'spirit communication' methods that involve copious subjective interpretation of symbols, the SoulPhone will eventually offer audio communication like a phone. It is also anticipated to someday allow video communication as with Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.
Superior tech. The SoulPhone technology would be superior to and more reliable than other approaches such as electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) and instrumental trans-communication (ITC). On the other hand, it's possible that once working SoulPhones arrive, other technologies will be improved to create more satisfying experiences for those who like EVP and ITC connections.
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The material in this blog is the visionary speculation of Joshua Bagby. It has not been subjected to the rigors of scientific inquiry. The reader should not assume that the views expressed here are the official positions of the SoulPhone Foundation. Joshua Bagby is a visionary writer currently residing in Oregon. He applies afterlife research to fiction and nonfiction to envision a better life for all humanity.
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