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Dream content to video

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posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 04:45 PM
may sound far feched but

do u think it could be possible to record ur dreams to video
in the future?

tapping into the brains circetry and converting the signals to video?

ive always ponderd the idea an thought it would be cool
to play them back.

any ideas on how this could be done

(i should have put this in science & reshearch fourm)

posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 04:52 PM
you would have to design a translator which would take the brainwaves and covert them to pictures, colors, etc. since most of our dreams involve memory, this would be a complex database. even more so, it would be a moving database. the intial steps would maybe start by assigning a color to a mood or feeling. then you would need to add on to that as things progress.

great idea and if it were developed, the possiblities would be endless. you could use it to research the mind of criminals, sociopaths, geniuses, etc.

posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 05:04 PM
i should imagine that its not miles more difficult than the way we convert

tv waves in the air to pictures and sound

as for it being complicated for scanning ur ever changing memory and

the video could be captured at a point in the brain where it all comes together afterwards(i think that we experiance dreams
after its gone through memory and emotions n stuff and kinda just watch it in our sleep)

ever seen minority report.

[edit on 19-8-2004 by TrentReznor]

posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 05:08 PM
They've got a product in Japan that'll help program your dreams so it's probably not too long (20 years or so) before we see dream recording.

Though the programing machine is in it's early stages.

There may have even been a thread on the product here at ATS so do a search.


posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 05:42 PM
great movie about this (one of my favorites) by Wim Wenders called "Until the End of the World". hard to find, but if you can, I highly recommend it.

-koji K.

posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 05:47 PM
I doubt that this will ever be viable. Even if the technology is perfected, viewing your dreams is not likely to have any value beside novelty. I think David Lynch is the closest we're ever gong to come to entertaining dreams on video.

posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 07:00 PM

Even if the technology is perfected, viewing your dreams is not likely to have any value beside novelty

I think that would be it's greatest selling point. Humans love novelty items. It could have other applications like psycho-therapy or trauma work. I think it could have a whole lot of useful applications other than just novelty, but I think it would be very popular either way.

Just my opinion.


posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 07:09 PM
I never seen a ghost but many people feel my middle school was haunted 6 years ago when i was there. He/she would only be noticable during a test. It would slam doors shut and cause trouble. Michevious little rodent. You couldn't see it though.Anyways i wonder if a child died there and this child is haunting the place causing trouble?
EDIT: meant to post this in another thread.

[edit on 20-8-2004 by phantompatriot]

posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 09:45 PM
It would be nice for some people, but I'm sure that other people will not like having their dreams projected so other people could possibly see them. Although it might be a way for some children distinguish nightmares from reality- if they saw them on some kind of screen and realized that they were just like TV. Heh, some adults too!

posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 04:30 PM
Are we not forgetting the dangerous in having this?

Privacy? What if other people are able to access you dreams with this device? Do you want you dreams views and screened by governments and police? Do you want your dreams accessed by hackers out there? And transmitted online? If they can record your dreams, they can record your memories, that also can be dangerous, if such a device was made, we would have to be careful and introduce laws to stop it being mis-used, I however sometimes have very strange dreams and despite the fact that I would like to analyse them and looks at them on a TV, I still feel a big part of my privacy would be intruded upon, this could also lead to mental rape, mental rape is when violate someones mind without permission.

What do you think?

our dreams are out last escape from the totalitarian society that being created, keep our dreams private, for our children's children, give them the freedom we have!

posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 05:22 PM
Dreams are kind of like computer software simulations. In waking life, we have our senses. You might have heard of them.. possibly used them at one point. Sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell. This data is collected from your interaction with the outside world and processed into what we percieve as reality. When you dream, there is no active sensory input. Instead the raw data that you might have collected throughout the day, week, etc, is combined with your subconcious to create a simulation.

Imagine a NASA training flight sim. Real in every way besides the fact that you are there. Data is supplied to the computers and the computer can't distinguish it from a real situation. Such is our brain. When this false sensory data is processed by your brain, you percieve reality while you sleep. Since the analytical portion of the brain is asleep, strange occurances and absurd explanations seem completely rational.

Now imagine if the data your subconcience creates is intercepted by some sort of chip in your brain. (tin foil hats anyone?) The stream can be disected into the 5 senses and crudely displayed on a monitor. It seems good in theory, but I am a firm believer that reality is tailored individual to every person. Based on your experiences, memories, and eccentricities, each of sees the world differently. The missing link is the subconcious mind. With the same sensory data, each brain would probably interpret it differently. (Kind of the effect where when you come to a place for the first time, it seems foreign, but when you live there for a while, it seems so familiar that you can't imagine it looking foreign at all).

There are so many subtleties involved to our perception of reality and dreams that I doubt we will have anything like this for at LEAST 20 years ( 20 years = the barrier of no return )

Now the ethical dilemma that wrtworthy brought up. I too would feel terribly violated if someone were to invade my dreams. They are personal and hold a lot of meaning with me.

our dreams are out last escape from the totalitarian society that being created, keep our dreams private, for our children's children, give them the freedom we have!

Good point.. though I struggle with the grammar

This is our last resort to live out our fantasies in a world that is starting to look deviod of wonder and magic. Treasure your dreams, cherish them and you wont regret it.

posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 08:03 PM
Theres a lot more to dreams than just images, aside from the obvious. The brain interprets the information from subconscious as mostly visual imagery, (hypnagogic imagery). What I'm trying to say is, even if it was scientifically probable (though, it is possible), a lot of the meaning and essence of the dream would be lost in mere video footage.

posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 08:06 PM

Originally posted by TrentReznor
i should imagine that its not miles more difficult than the way we convert

tv waves in the air to pictures and sound

[edit on 19-8-2004 by TrentReznor]

thats a bit different though because we invented the encoder to put them into waveforms. therefore it was easy to decode at the other end. with brainwaves we didnt make the encoding method so its going to be alot harder to create a decoder in this case


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