Mijn dromen zijn regelmatig bizar visueel en hoogst uniek. Zodat ik zelfs tijdens het domen me afvraag hoe dat mogelijk is. Mijn slapende brein is in staat binnen een fractie van een seconde bewegende visualisaties te maken in hoog detail en esthetisch vernuft op een manier dat ik mijn wakkere staat nooit kan evenaren.

In mijn brein (en waarschijnlijk in die van iedereen) schuilt er dus een waanzinnige potentieel qua creativiteit en bandbreedte maar op één of andere manier is die in wakkere staat totaal onbereikbaar.

Misschien komt het dat het brein zich dan tegelijkertijd ook nog bezig moet houden met die input.

De wetenschap zegt dat we dromen om de werkelijkheid te kunnen verwerken. Misschien is het net andersom en hebben we de werkelijkheid nodig om niet volledig op hol te slaan.

Erasing the Self, Living in a Dream, and Creating New Power Relationships with VR

“The line between what it means to be dreaming and what it means to be awake is going to become very interesting,” says Jordan Greenhall, CEO of Neurohacker. Virtual reality is perhaps the easiest way to conceive of that concept right now, but it’s just one piece in a much larger body of accelerated technology on the horizon. Our sense of reality, how our self fits into our perception of the world, can be easily shaken through sensory input manipulation—and in very low-tech and low-quality ways. So image what a sophisticated approach will bring. VR and its relatives will be able to hack our mind in ways we will be helpless to resist—dream up an object and one day it might be 3D printed in quasi-real-time, straight from your imagination. Of course, there are enormous ethical implications. If we think social media encroaches on our lives now, we are not prepared for a future in which dreaming and waking look eerily similar. How will it change election campaigns, personal relationships, will you responsible for your own addictions and behaviors in this future? How will we establish the first rules of consent—hopefully not the hard way. VR will disrupt our very deepest construct: how we see and react to reality. If we are thoughtful about design and ethics, Greenhall hopes this radically upgrade our potential, rather than downgrade how we relate to one another.

Link: Erasing the Self, Living in a Dream, and Creating New Power Relationships with VR | Jordan Greenhall

Buying tickets to go to Paris

I’m living in a world with a radius of a 10 minutes bike ride. Going from point A to B mostly wondering inside my head.

Thought I just drop in and buy those tickets to Paris, a quickie. Instead it’s going to be a long wait (500 and i’ve got 539). Looking forward to having human interaction instead of the hard reality of the internet booking-system.

Was the right decision. The guy at the counter was very helpfull, left a lot of money with him for some pieces of paper that will be worthless in a weeks time. An investment in a dream called In Paris I will film the conference Les Blogs and publish the video on this site.

My 15 minutes of fame

Last night I was the sidekick of some movie hero who was a mix between James Bond and Batman. My hairy legs where to masculine according to the stylist. Had to dress and undress a couple of times. I was right where the action was, the centre of attention. I even had the privilege to contribute my bit when the movie was being cut.

We had to give 4 interviews within the hour. Wasn’t nervous, but the rest of the big crew was.
Never gave those interviews, maybe thats why I’m left with that great feeling of my 15 minutes of fame.