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Alternate Memories Data

How big is a "group"?

There's something at the heart of the Mandela Effect which has been troubling from the start.

Most people know it's when a group of people have an alternate memory of something for which there's no evidence today, but the definition of group is vague. Technically, and mathematically, it's just more than one. but that isn't very satisfactory for obvious reasons. At the other end too, it's hard to say just how many trigger it - is it more than 100? More than 1000? Who defines all this anyway? Whilst there's certainly no "Mandela Effect police" regulating this, it's also true a consensus has been obtained which is generally understood.

Real numbers

To address this, the online survey was started in Jan 2018. This randomly asked a simple "current" or "alternate" ME question, collected the anonymous data, and performed analytics. At the least this would collect some hard numbers on that group problem, and there might be a bonus as more trends/patterns might be spotted.

The analytics were published from January 2019. Already some interesting results came out, but the real excitement came in January 2020 when the 1 million question count was passed.

Recognising there are other ways and tools to perform analytics than we have at our disposal, it was decided to release this 1 million question data set into the public domain. The hope is that others can process it with a greater change of finding a pattern than we could alone. Conveniently, this data set cover the two years from 2018 to 2019.

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Chris Anatra

A whole new kind of bug

The idea behind the Mandela Effect is there is no evidence the past has changed apart from a group of people's recollection of it. This means no records of the original memory can be found.

The theories around how this could happen range from a split in the time stream, where at some point in the past, in line with the many-worlds theory, a slightly different "copy" of an existing universe was created, to some kind of sinister mechanism able to amend all the records in an existing one, such as it being a simulation. All these theories have in common the idea that somehow human memory, for a group of people, can survive these changes.

Recently the Company President of NECS, Inc., Chris Anatra, has made an announcement regarding how the Mandela Effect could affect business. He runs a well-established ERP food distribution software company, so naturally the integrity of his customers data is paramount. However, if the Mandela Effect were to change any records, they all would be changed in a consistent state, and not suddenly become corrupt or mismatched as they would with a regular computer bug.

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Yesterday

New Mandela Effect movie coming summer 2019

The Mandela Effect is due to get the big screen movie treatment later this year. OK, so it doesn't specifically focus on the ME, but the main theme is certainly those aware of it will recognise.

Our hero, a struggling musician, takes a tumble on his bike and all seems normal when he wakes up. That is, until he plays a Beatles song on his guitar, which no-one listening has heard before! Or any Beatles tracks. That's right - he wakes up in a world where the Beatles never existed, yet he is well aware of their music and can play their songs. He does this, and due to their sheer quality becomes as famous as they were. The clever title of the movie is "Yesterday", and it's sure to cause a stir among the parallel world theorists too.

Directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days later, Sunshine etc) , the movie is set to premiere on 4th May, 2019 and stars Himesh Patel.

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Alternate Memories Analytics

Statistics

The process for creating meaningful statistics for the Mandela Effect began with the data collection.

Firstly, a system was put in place to solicit a curated list of the incidents themselves, which were broadened to satisfy the MMDE definition of the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect, of which the Mandela Effects are part of. The sources came from user submissions, authors' research and similar mechanisms. They were verified, allocated a reference code and documented in the form of a single published article for each reported instance.

Next, a yes/no question was associated with each applicable entry. This was then entered into the online test, making it a candidate to be asked once per test run. All the results were stored, with no user-identifiable data collected. Over 600,000 questions were asked.

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Multiverse Dating For Beginners

Cool Mandela Effect short movie

Things are getting a little more sophisticated in the way the mainstream is treating the Mandela Effect. Many times now, it's dropped in, or strong references to it are, with the idea that people will understand it without the usual detailed explanation.

"Multiverse Dating For Beginners" is a cool new Mandela Effect themed short movie from DUST, available on YouTube. It concerns a star-crossed couple who encounter something rather special when meeting for the first time.

Without giving too much away, there's a glitch in the Matrix after the two meet and a "shift" causes the meeting to go in a very unexpected way ... over and over!

It's clear this is influenced by the Mandela Effect - a reference to the Berenstain Bears one is even made directly.

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NOT MY TIMELINE

Mandela cuts a new groove

Check out the fantastic new track from Quantum Truth: "Not My Timeline".

Full of ME references both old and new, it's a great new take on the scene in a way never seen before.

We caught up with Shane Paul Smith, the main man behind Quantum Truth;

I think if people really looked into the Mandela Effect they’d be surprised by what they’d find. How real it actually is! That’s why I wrote the song. To make em laugh a little, then start to scratch their heads, and then it’s down the rabbit hole!

We're seeing more and more references to the Mandela Effect in pop culture and media, so this new release from Quantum Truth can only help bring it to a whole new audience. Groovy!

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Titan Leeds

A "convincing imposter" from a 1736 Almanac?

We think of the Mandela Effect as being a recent phenomenon. This is not only for the obvious connection with the Mandela name, but also it's rise in awareness coinciding with the global growth of the internet. 

There's been growing speculation regarding the effect being much older, however. For example, there's a famous documented example from the early 1980's concerning The Stopped Clock of Bologna, along with many other early instances covered in The Origin of the Mandela Effect.

Recently, an almanac from Titan Leeds from his "good friend", the famous Benjamin Franklin, has caused quite a stir in the Mandela Effect community. It describes a story with some eerie parallels to the ones experienced today - and he published it in 1736. He predicted, in print, the date of Leeds death, and when that date passed without incident, claimed Leeds had been replaced by "a very convincing" imposter.