I heard about randonauting about a month ago and didn’t think much of it. I heard it was just an app that sent you to random spots on a map. To me, that sounded like it could be really fun or really boring depending on where you were sent. So, I tried it out and was sent down a pretty deep rabbit hole.
Before I get into it, it’s important for you to understand what randonauting is if you don’t already.
This video should give you some idea of what it’s about. If you’d like a more indepth look into it, visit this link.
I just want to share my experience and speculate a little on the nature of the app itself.
I travel a lot for my day job, all over my state, so any app that takes me out of my normal routes to explore something new, I’m all over it. Pokemon Go, Ingress, etc. I first tried this app without even looking into it and it led me to a random point on the map. I visited the spot before going to work and was led exactly to a tree that looked unlike any tree I’ve seen before. Like a normal oak tree, but with hundreds of trees shooting out of one spot. In my head, I was thinking that maybe the app was like geocaching and people were adding spots to the map of cool things for people to see and the map was randomly picking them. Cool, right? Well, that’s not how the app works at all. Instead it generates random points in a radius you set, with 3000m being the default. Then you’re supposed to create an “intent,” and it uses your intent to find a random meaningful spot near you. Personally meaningful. It can also be used to find blind spots. Blind spots are places even in your own neighborhood you may have never noticed because you don’t take that route. We’re all creatures of habit and usually just take the same way to work, school, etc. Blind spots are the places we would never visit because it’s just not on our routine.
So, no one knew about that spot, it wasn’t a cool destination. It was a spot found for me by a quantum computer at the Australian National University. That’s what the app is. It gives you a way to communicate with a quantum computer, and that quantum computer makes random points in a given radius, then takes you to either the highest collection of these points, or a spot with the lowest density of points based on your intentions. This of course is an oversimplification, but definitely a start. If you want to look into what quantum computing is, please click here.
So we know that on a quantum scale, time and matter acts differently. So this app could very well be tapping into things that are not well understood by science, or impossible in our macro reality. Some real life magic.
The reason I bring this up, is because the app is freaking people the fuck out. They are setting an intention, and randonautica is actually taking them to places that either have meaning to them, or has some significant relation to their intention that they set in their head.
When I read about this, I first thought it was likely a hoax, or possibly even confirmation bias, but my very second attempt at randonauting I set an intention myself. I was with my wife and we were going to do it as a team. The only thing that came to my mind was the word “harvest.” I didn’t even want to say it, because how would we find anything having to do with :harvest,” living in the middle of downtown in a major city? So, I joke about it and asked my wife to come up with one, but she said we should use mine, especially since it was jumping out at me. We started driving and it was only leading us deeper into the city, so I wasn’t too hopeful. But then, we were led to a building with with the word harvest painted on the side, and behind it was a few greenhouses. That was spooky, but if it had just stopped there, I would have chalked it all up to coincidence, but it didn’t.
Then my wife set her intent to “creepy,” and we were led to a random spot in an industrial area where we found a dead raccoon in one of those metal traps that was obviously left there to starve. I won’t show a pic because it’s gross.
Now with the app, you’d expect it to take you stationary non-moving things that would likely always be there, like a football stadium, or a beach. But instead, it takes you to things that happen only in that instance(also permanent things too). Almost as if they were randomly generated for you.
We set our intent to picturesque and was led to a wealthy neighborhood, and at the end of a cul de sac, we were greeted by a beautiful deer on a gorgeous property.
What made it weird was that the deer didn’t move or behave like a normal deer. The movements were slow, stiff and intentional. It didn’t even seem to care we were there, which is pretty undeerlike. At this point, we started wondering if the game listens to you. It was just all so spot on. We then set our intention to destruction and found a tree hit by lightning at the spot, in a destroyed neighborhood.
My wife set her intention to conspiracy and was sent to our local news station, ran by cox media group. Like right to the front door.
The app started to making us see things we’ve never noticed before, and take routes we’ve never taken before, even outside of the game. This made me wonder if this was all in my head. Like, buildings I’ve seen a hundred times had a new color, or there would be wild animals in spots you wouldn’t normally find them, or peculiar people wearing out of place clothing. For instance, groundhogs walking in groups across busy highways in spots we’ve never seen them travel to, or a priest standing motionless with a bible facing the street in front of a cafe as we passed by. Yes, both of these things happened. I even watched a guy walking backwards on top of a tall building towards the edge slowly and without changing direction. Just a robotic like cadence.
The way they appeared reminded me of randomly generated characters from video games being spawned in areas they shouldn’t be, which causes them to act glitchy. This all lends in my opinion, more credibility to the simulation theory. See, at some point we are going to make games and simulations so indistinguishable from reality that you won’t know if you’re in a game or not. So because it will happen, chances are it has happened. The idea that we’re the first ones who will create a simulation like this is absurd, we could be on our trillionth iteration.
So, what I’m getting at is, what if this game taps into the simulation and because we’re not going our preordained routes, we’re causing the simulation to behave oddly around us(like using no clipping). Or the quantum computer is generating things around us in our reality/simulation based on our intentions.
I even started seeing things outside of the game I’ve never noticed before, as if each time I play the game, reality changes permanently in little ways for me moving forward. Like, I go the same route to work every day, and pass by this prominent and obvious spot where I would have definitely noticed this, but didn’t.
…and when I asked people how long it had been there, someone told me since the 90s. There’s literally no way I’ve missed this for over a year passing right next to it every day. Not saying it’s not always been there, but maybe in my old reality, it hadn’t.
Now I know this all sounds crazy, but I’m not the only one being led to things like this.
And there are a ton more. Some people may be doing it for youtube clicks, but I have experienced this myself and it has honestly creeped me the fuck out.
Like, I set my intention to “star,” and was led down a country road where every house had some symblage of a star on their property. It was out in the middle of nowhere in rural ohio.
Now keep in mind, your mileage may vary. I have set intentions and it led me to nothing significant, or places I couldn’t search. But in my opinion, randonautica is correct so often, that if I don’t see something relating to my intention or something weird and out of place, I chalk it up to possibly just missing it, or not being able to see it because I won’t enter private property.
I could go through many more instances of the app leading me to weird, shocking, crazy, or out of place experiences, and honestly feel free to contact me if you want to know more, but at this point it’s too many for one article and I think you get the point. I was a skeptic going in, but the game is solidly weird. I recommend you go try it for yourself, and let me know if you find anything interesting!
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