I have just posted an updated version of one of my favourite videos – so, how predictable are you?

28 comments

  1. You got the final prediction right, and yet I was doing unconventional moves, i.e., from one box on 1 to another either horizontal or vertical, and back to the original box on 2, then repeated for further counts.

    Cool.

  2. It’s not a prediction at all, it’s just a trick. You have to start on START, and then he’ll reach either an odd or an even number. The squares that he removes are not possible to reach. If you want, go back through the video and try and confound the “prediction”. You’ll find that you simply can’t get to those squares.

    1. Yes, I recognized it at start as trick I saw magician do on TV-moving finger on screen-years ago. maybe D. Copperfield. Still tried to foil it this time;must be mathematical as you said.

  3. Probably usefull in videogames etc (when I get the thought .. why the hell would someone think something like that up?). Oh, and in magic ofcourse. Or when having too much time, or have weird mind .. etc etc. Saw it on tv now and then too, a similar thing. Paul’s mind works fine.Let’s not misuse Paul then (the ones with lazy minds when it comes to these matters in life)

  4. Nope your prediction missed…. but then I was shuttling backwards and forwards between two squares for all counts after the first one. My choices were limited, but you removed the central square when I was ‘on’ it.

  5. Thank you! I laughed almost the half of the video. Expecially loved the last parts how it barely missed in the puzzle ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This is a similar technique to the one Derren Brown used in his seance to ensure all the participants felt they had arbitrarily chosen the same ‘ghost’. It’s not quite the same because Derren didn’t eliminate ones as they went on.

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