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There Is A Tipping Point For The Spread Of Ideas And It Has Finally Arrived
There is tipping point where a percentage of the population who holds a minority opinion, yet unshakable belief, becomes adopted by the majority. That point is 10 percent of the population and it has arrived. We are about to witness an unbelievable diffusion and growth of truthful information that is spreading like wildfire, increasing exponentially throughout the internet and shattering the deception engine that has been carefully constructed to create our false reality. It’s about time isn’t it? Those of us who have been involved in aspiring to the help disseminate the truth are welcoming the change. We’ve been asleep for a very long time and the tables have now turned. The entire planet has established a tipping point and the emotional tension level plateau has been reached. What you will now see is a massive polarity climax due to the most destructive forces on the planet meeting their demise at the hands of those who are awakening in droves. They are desperate and it’s showing. Coincidently, many are suggesting the polarity climax will occur sometime between now and December 2012.
Malcolm Gladwell who authored The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference defined a tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.” It draws from psychology, sociology and epidemiology.
Tipping point theoretical models have been confirmed by the
scientists at the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer. They used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding now has incredible implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals. (See Do You See It Coming? The Next Largest World View Movement Will Not Have a Name)
How Does The Tipping Point Work?
“When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10 percent, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas. It would literally take the amount of time comparable to the age of the universe for this size group to reach the majority,” said SCNARC Director Boleslaw Szymanski, the Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor at Rensselaer. “Once that number grows above 10 percent, the idea spreads like flame.”
An important aspect of the finding is that the percent of committed opinion holders required to shift majority opinion does not change significantly regardless of the type of network in which the opinion holders are working. In other words, the percentage of committed opinion holders required to influence a society remains at approximately 10 percent, regardless of how or where that opinion starts and spreads in the society.
To reach their conclusion, the scientists developed computer models of various types of social networks. One of the networks had each person connect to every other person in the network. The second model included certain individuals who were connected to a large number of people, making them opinion hubs or leaders. The final model gave every person in the model roughly the same number of connections. The initial state of each of the models was a sea of traditional-view holders. Each of these individuals held a view, but were also, importantly, open minded to other views.
Once the networks were built, the scientists then “sprinkled” in some true believers throughout each of the networks. These people were completely set in their views and unflappable in modifying those beliefs. As those true believers began to converse with those who held the traditional belief system, the tides gradually and then very abruptly began to shift.
This can be seen filtering throughout the entire internet on all levels and subject areas from government, to politics, health, freedom, corruption, religion, the entire universe, and almost every controversial area of debate. People are finally absorbing the message that many so-called “conspiracy experts” have been broadcasting for years. They’re no longer conspiracies if everyone now believes them as fact. Everything has been a lie for such a long period of time that many of us wondered if the tipping point would arrive, but it has. The SCNARC researchers brilliantly set up dynamic models in their study to show why the unpopular opinion takes so long to materialize.
“In general, people do not like to have an unpopular opinion and are always seeking to try locally to come to consensus. We set up this dynamic in each of our models,” said SCNARC Research Associate and corresponding paper author Sameet Sreenivasan. To accomplish this, each of the individuals in the models “talked” to each other about their opinion. If the listener held the same opinions as the speaker, it reinforced the listener’s belief. If the opinion was different, the listener considered it and moved on to talk to another person. If that person also held this new belief, the listener then adopted that belief.
Agents of change on websites such as this are convincing more and more people, and the mindset is changing. People are now questioning their own views, re-examining their belief systems and reality, and for the first time we’re seeing massive amounts of the population adopt the new view to spread it even further. This is particularly true when it comes to things like vaccinations. The belief in the effectiveness of vaccinations is quickly becoming the minority and experts in alternative medicine are now suggesting that we could see the end of vaccines in less than a decade. (See The Healthiest Children In The Future Will Be Unvaccinated)
Those who have greatly influenced and controlled information have created a double edge sword when it comes to the internet. They have become addicted to an advanced social network of users they can track, monitor and manipulate at will to collect and record information and systematically analyze it to predict future events, especially between large populations. At the same time, they have facilitated technology that has advanced the most powerful proliferation of truthful information in the history of the planet and there is no stopping it. They can’t take the internet down because they need to cling to it so desperately to monitor the world, but they also are simultaneously defeating themselves. Karma is a wonderful thing.
“There are clearly situations in which it helps to know how to efficiently spread some opinion or how to suppress a developing opinion,” said Associate Professor of Physics and co-author of the paper Gyorgy Korniss.
Between facebook, twitter and other very large web portals, information is spreading at a rate that is exponentially changing the minority opinions into the majority. The reason? All the opinions that are dramatically impacting society are based on truth and people are ready to fully embrace what it means to have an open, transparent and morally responsible society. All takes is 10 percent and the numbers are there. If you’re reading this, all I can say is congratulations. How we change things from here is now up to us, not them.
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.