Dreams Controller 2.1.7 for iOS – Influence Dreams, Remain Lucid Asleep
Good grief. A “Dream Controller?”
In a consumer driven competitive, creative capitalist market, ( which I call the 4C’s market) it is always amazing what a person is willing to sell, what another person is willing to buy and what the government under the cloak of pluralism is willing to allow. Ethics? Throw them overboard, ethics be damned- this is fun- this is the new art- this the future! And besides- it’s already a law that you can’t regulate art, or free speech or the future. So now, for a pittance of a price of adding an ap on your phone, you can have your thoughts manipulated by an absolute stranger. Not just anybody, or a friend, or a government official, but an absolute total stranger, no less, an entire business of elves conjuring up thoughts to control us. Willingly. Hmmmm….
Surely, we are in a pivotal time of ethics: what is AI and what is not? (Define artificial, define intelligence, and who gets to do the defining
What is authentic and what is not? (define authentic, and who gets to make that judgment)
What is ethical and what is not?
If we can’t define artificial, intelligence and authentic how can we define the ethics of a “dream controller 21.7 ” ap for an i-phone?
But would it change anything anyways? I don’t think so; this little “dream controller” will only effect a person in NREM sleep and stage one, two or three of NREM is not the source of the epic dream- the ones that change your way of thinking about something and maybe change your life. Research shows that the frontal cortex of the brain, the logical thinking part, is cut off and not active in dreams during REM sleep. What this means is that the dreams during NREM are already self-filtering and remain part and parcel within the character of the dreamer; it is during REM sleep that the mind is no longer self-filtering and the doors to the greater unconscious just might be opened. Jung calls it the collective unconscious, some call it the astral plane; whatever you chose to call it, It is from this state that the most important dreams occur, so despite whatever programming the dream controller inputs, it will not be heard. We sleep through thunder storms and babies crying, so it stands to reason we’d sleep through the dream controller too.
The purpose of lucid dreaming is to attain a balance within your life,to accept who you are as a human being; that balance and gestalt kind of happiness comes from within yourself- it can’t be found in liquor or pills or a dream controller. We are the accumulation of our memories and culture; If you want to change what you dream,make your own dream controller: the first step might be to read new books, like the old fashioned days when we read or talked to other people to expand our life and expand our horizons. 😀
From the press release:
Independent developer Taha Bebek today is pleased to announce Dreams Controller 2.1.7 for iOS, an update to his app that allows the user to influence the theme of their dreams and achieve a state of lucid dreaming. Inspired by the popular, mind-bending film Inception, and employing techniques based on scientific research, the app provides audio cues and suggestions at preset periods while the dreamer is sleeping. The conscious mind does not hear these sounds and the subject continues sleeping, undisturbed. However, the subconscious mind, active during some phases of sleep, hears and reacts to the various pre-programmed cues and suggestions. The update adds the capability to create customized audio dream cues. Dreams Controller includes in-app Facebook connectivity to share tips, experiences, and dreamscapes with other users.
It is a common experience for an individual to incorporate actual, external sounds into the ongoing story being lived in their dream. For example, the sound of a far off police siren may not be jarring enough to awaken the dreamer, but the sound of that siren may be incorporated into the dream, changing its direction as it unfolds. Beginning in the 1970’s, researchers began experiments into the phenomena of lucid dreaming, maintaining conscious awareness while dreaming. There followed many fascinating studies into the nature of REM sleep, lucid dreaming, and the ability of some individuals to control the theme and direction of their dreams. For the full story open link here.