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CNBC: An AI Company making a new headset that controls your dreams. Really

  |   By Polling+ Staff

Beautiful young woman sleeps in a comfortable bed. Sunbeam of dawn on her face.


CNBC headlines this remarkable story: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/10/04/ai-startup-prophetic-aims-to-build-headset-that-lets-you-control-dreams.html

This AI company wants to help you control your dreams with a new headset

Say what???!!!

The story reports this:

“When Eric Wollberg and Wesley Berry met in March, Wollberg was chasing the idea of using lucid dreams to explore consciousness and Berry was working with the musician Grimes on translating neural signals into art. Both were fascinated by how brain imaging tools could help paint a picture of someone’s thought patterns. 

“The two, ages 29 and 27, respectively, co-founded Prophetic that same month. It’s a tech startup building what the company calls the “world’s first wearable device for stabilizing lucid dreams.” 

Lucid dreams occur when the sleeping individual becomes aware that they’re dreaming and may be able to control parts of the dream itself.

The startup has raised a previously unreported $1.1 million funding round with participation from a16z’s Scout Fund, and led by BoxGroup, the VC fund known for being first to invest in fintech company Plaid. To prototype the non-invasive device, dubbed the “Halo,” Prophetic has partnered with Card79 – the same company that designed and built hardware for Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company, Neuralink. 

….Lucid dreaming has fascinated the public and the neuroscience community alike for decades, spawning references across pop culture, from films like “The Matrix” and “Inception,” to a Reddit community (r/LucidDreaming) with more than 500,000 members. Neuroscientific studies on the subject date back to the 1970s, per research published in the National Library of Medicine, but interest in the subject has increased as the field of cognitive neuroscience has expanded. 

Wollberg had his first lucid dream at age 12, and though he doesn’t remember exactly what he did, he called it ‘just about the most profound experience I’ve ever had.’ In college, he started lucid dreaming twice a week and realized he wanted to create a way to use the practice to explore consciousness on a deeper level.”

Got all that? You will be able to dream your dreams the way you want them to be dreamt. With the switch of a button.

Which gives entirely new meaning to that old 1950’s hit record from the Everly Brothers.

“Dream Dream Dream.”