SCI/TECH: Japan invents Dream Machine

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posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 10:29 AM
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A company in Japan is working on created a machine that lets you create your own dreams, but has not yet been proved to work 100% successfully yet. To invoke a custom dream, need to look at a picture of what you want to dream about, then record a scenario into the "Dream Workshop", and go to sleep.
 

When it is time to wake sleepers are awoken with music and lighting effects that simulate sunlight. This is so they do not forget there dreams, as is often the case when you wake up suddenly.

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This is very cool. Although the jury is still out on whether it works, if it does this thing is going to be huge. You have to worry about other implications though. If the machine does in fact work really well, would you want to wake up?

[Edited on 15-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]




posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 10:36 AM
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Another interesting find Mr. Nada.

This sounds peculiarly familiar....ie. The Matrix.

This appears to be a similar technology to the program used by the machines to maintain the human mind while they used us as batteries. I know that is still just a plot generated by Hollywood, but it is intriguing to see certain aspects of technology dreamt up in movies begin to take shape.

Does anyone else see this as the building block for that sort of technology?


Luke



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 10:59 AM
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The technology used in the Matrix is of a completely different sort than this.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 11:01 AM
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Stephen.....just a thought?

Care to Justify your answer...it seems a little limp right now.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 11:04 AM
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Reminds me somewhat of 'The Experience Machine' as proposed as a thought experiment by Robert Nozick.
Very interesting, especially if it worked.

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"Suppose there were an experience machine that would give you any experience you desired. Superduper neuropsychologists could stimulate your brain so that you would think and feel you were writing a great novel, or making a friend, or reading an interesting book. All the time you would be floating in a tank, with electrodes attached to your brain. Should you plug into this machine for life, preprogramming your life experiences? [...] Of course, while in the tank you won't know that you're there; you'll think that it's all actually happening [...] Would you plug in?."


This goes to your question... if it worked, would you want to wake up?

[Edited on 15-1-2004 by parrhesia]



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 11:14 AM
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Sounds like a great device to inbed some subliminal messages in. Sneaky!

.......eat more turkey......mmmm...turkey...

[Edited on 15-1-2004 by DiabolusKlown]



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 02:08 PM
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Absolutely. This is why so many people are apprehensive about any technology dealing with the mind. It's a great risk to play with the mind in that way because of how susceptible people can be. If you're using this machine and someone else messes things up for you it could easily cause tremendous problems. Imagine if someone goes to use it and the machine comes embedded with a program that periodically in your dream will remind you of the benefits of drinking Pepsi. You wake up and desperately want one. Hardly ethical right?



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 04:15 PM
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wouldn't it be just cheaper to learn lucid dreaming?



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 05:19 PM
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Originally posted by AlienS
wouldn't it be just cheaper to learn lucid dreaming?


Yep, but everyone is looking for a shortcut.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by John Nada
If the machine does in fact work really well, would you want to wake up?

How do you know you're not already dreaming now?



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 06:27 PM
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I love my dreams... but if i had a dream machine i'd never want to wake up... so i dont think i'd get one



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by Satyr

Originally posted by John Nada
If the machine does in fact work really well, would you want to wake up?

How do you know you're not already dreaming now?


How do you know you're not already awake now?



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 09:03 PM
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sounds like a bad plot from an anime movie!

complete with horrible dubs



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 09:59 PM
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Just curious... If you guys got one of these machines, what would be your first dream you want?



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 10:01 PM
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That would be too inappropiate for me to post here...



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 10:02 PM
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Sounds like youd have the same as me...

I bet that would be the answer for a lot of people....



posted on Jan, 16 2004 @ 09:14 AM
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This was previously mentioned already.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Which brings me to a slight problem with ATSNN.com.
We could have duplicate stories appearing.






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