Just a thought:
Maybe "Reality" runs simulations (dreams) in humans in order for it to determine
what courses of action needed to be implemented in the real world in the near future.
Your response to certain events in a dream would be observed, and Reality would make
the appropriate adjustments to accommodate the outcome that REALITY deems best for
your awake actions/ experiences.(not necessarily always what you want).
It would be in line with what Reality determines to be best for the
world , which is quite simply stated as maintaining
a dynamic equilibrium in EVERYTHING.
In other words our futures are being planned (and constantly adjusted) based on
our reactions to the simulation/dream.
Not all dreams, or parts of a dream ,would be simulations.
Some dreams or parts of the dream would just be "junk" just keep you guessing,
so that your reaction in the dream/simulation will be "natural and not faked.
Also the dream itself could be used by Reality to actually implement the changes that it
needs to make in the real world . In other words the dream would influence you to
do something in your awake time that
you might not have done otherwise.
This would include premonitions.
Dreams could also be used as teaching aids to instruct or further growth
on some level.
Just a thought...
edit on 4-2-2013 by RavenSpeaks because: rearrange