OK, here’s another take-off on the standard Ouija Board. The Offline Oracle is based on the idea that our subconscious mind records information that our conscious mind does not always have the ability to access. This is kind of like the way that a computer saves information about webpages that it acesses on the internet. So the Offline Oracle works by answering questions that you don’t consciously know the answer to but have stored somewhere in your subconscious like, “where did I leave my car keys?” or “how much did I have to drink last night?” this way you can use the Offline Oracle to find out whatever it is you want to know even if you don’t have access to the internet.
One of the theories behind how a Ouija Board actually works is something called Automatic Behavior, which I found defined on Wikipedia as: from the Greek automatismos or self action, is the spontaneous production of often purposeless verbal or motor behavior without conscious self-control or self-censorship. This condition can be observed in a variety of contexts, including schizophrenia, psychogenic fugue, epilepsy (in complex partial seizures and Jacksonian seizures), narcolepsy or in response to a traumatic event. The individual does not recall the behavior.
So scientific theory has my back on this one, the Offline Oracle is a bona fide alternative to internet access. I mean you could even use it to chat with your friends, as long as they are dead and you believe in that kind of mumbo-jumbo. But the point of this piece is that access to information clearly does not make us smarter, if we are unable to figure out how to apply the information we have to some useful purpose, the internet itself is a perfect illustration of that. Every piece of useful information on the internet is also fodder for our own illogical arguments and opinions so in some cases it seems to me that a Ouija Board is just as acurate as the internet is at backing-up whatever it is that we want to believe in.