Codebreaker

Some guy is going to mess with your dreams, and he’s NOT Freddy Krueger.

Marc Sanchez Apr 10, 2012
Codebreaker

Some guy is going to mess with your dreams, and he’s NOT Freddy Krueger.

Marc Sanchez Apr 10, 2012


Well, I don’t think professor Richard Wiseman is Freddy Krueger, but honestly, I’ve never been to his basement. Wiseman, a psychologist, plans to use an iPhone app called Dream: On. According to its download page, the app “plays the SoundScape to your subconscious.” It works like this: before you go to sleep, you let the app know what kind of dreams you want to have – things like “taking a relaxing stroll through the countryside, being able to fly, or lying on a sun drenched beach.” The app then senses, in no way like Freddy, when you’re dreaming then plays a customized ‘SoundScape’ to form your dream. When you wake, you get a graph of your movements, because IT WAS WATCHING YOU, and you can tag any Facebook friends that were in the dream. Most importantly for Wiseman, the app lets you upload a description of your dream to his “Dream Bank,” where he can study, and for sure not lord over, your dreams.

When asked about why he came up with Dream: On, Wiseman replied: “Well, I know nobody knows. Where it comes and where it goes. I know it’s everybody sin. You got to lose to know how to win.” Actually, that wasn’t Wiseman at all. That was Steven Tyler. My mistake.

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