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Scientists develop algorithm to display images from dreams in real time

By Shawn Knight
Apr 9, 2013
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  1. Dreams have captivated mankind since the beginning of time and have been the subject of countless studies over the years. Case in point: researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, have been working to visualize the images...

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  2. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Member Posts: 24

    Oh deer...
     
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,973   +587

    This should eventually develop into a dream-programming machine, so you can choose your dream for yourself. This also opens doors to dreams and consciousness manipulation, like in Inception.

    The first time I saw this in cinema was Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within, where Dr. Aki was recording her dreams to analyze them later. Now dreams analysis seems like something feasible in the near future.
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,419   +821

    I wonder to whom I can send my resume. I'm a specialist at sleeping on the job.
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,393   +1,587

    OMG, wake me from sleep 200 times in 10 days, I'd cram that EEG machine where the sun don't shine (wait; this day and age the sun does shine there).
     
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  6. Inception technology becomes reality
     
  7. VitalyT don't get too excited. Reading and writing are not the same thing. (Especially when talking about human mind / brain I suppose).
     
  8. Critica1Hit

    Critica1Hit TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I could probably surpass that 60% success rate, with men at least. Show random p0rn images and I bet I'd be right at least 80% of the time hah!
     
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  9. lalaman

    lalaman TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Now that I think of it... the 60% success rate was probably due to them showing the subjects pr0n images after they woke up LOL
     
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  10. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Next thing you know your dreams will be used as evidence in a court of law.....
     
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  11. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Member Posts: 24

    that, my friend is why I said what I said.
     
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,393   +1,587

    Nothing to worry about.

    Judge: Did you or did you not have sexual relations with that woman?
    Defendant: Yes sir, your honor. I even slit your throat a few times, but I see you are still walking so no damage done.
     
  13. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Enthusiast Posts: 228   +20

    I'd volunteer if they showed me images of Kate Upton.
     
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    This is really creepy.
     
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,393   +1,587

    The idea is that you are determining what the images are through your dreams.

    Unless you are suggesting that they encourage your dreams by first showing you images. But then that wouldn't be an impartial study afterward would it?
     
  16. There would be so many dead husbands.
     
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,393   +1,587

    You honestly believe it wouldn't go both ways?
     
  18. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +108

    Seems that the future Matrix wasn't too far off the mark.....
     
  19. We don't even know why we have to sleep or dream in the 1st place. BS study to get more credits for booze and fancy useless equipement...Oh yeah and that things the great apes crave; social recognition.
     
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,393   +1,587

    We still have to go through a Terminator period and scorch the skies first.
     
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  21. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Enthusiast Posts: 277   +33

    It is already proven scientifically that you can control your dreams if you learn lucid dreaming - http://www.lucidity.com/ and http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-World-Dreaming-Stephen-LaBerge/dp/034537410X

    As to someone using this to manipulate consciousness it is not possible at this moment in time. It may not be that easy to do the kind of dream manipulation that you suggest. See the interesting
     
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