Dreams are intriguing, some dreams exude horror, some dreams take you to outer space and a few leave you confused. Are we inside a dream or an actual reality? There are dreams that are often indistinguishable and those that feel almost real. What if you are actually inside a dream while reading this piece? What if you are under the influence of something or someone so gravely that you lose your mind and begin hallucinating every time? What if your life is nothing but an extended dream? Dreams come from various influences, the conscious and the subconscious.

You learn from your dreams, you know your real enemies and friends from your dreams, you interact with alien life, you fall from a cliff, you fly, you meet your crush and exchange numbers in your reveries. Dreams are more intriguing than a modern day sci-fi movie, you see surreal phenomenon occurring in your life. You are transported to a different timeline, you see dead people and finally, you are unable to differentiate between reality and the world of dreams. What are real dreams? Things, which you actually feel. You constantly want it to be fake but you are unable to come out from the snare created in your mind in your dreams.

You struggle to come out of it so desperately but you keep going deeper into it. Lately, I had a dream where the set-up was real, everything started with a known location, I met someone whom I know then I walked towards the lift but the lift had no ’12th  Floor’ but in reality, my apartment does have 14 floors. The lift also had mirrors but in reality, there are no mirrors. Before walking into the lift, I felt the drizzle and the wind blowing.  It felt nice especially; rain is a pleasant change in an almost dry and hot season. After getting inside the lift, I was looking for the 12th floor button but unfortunately, I couldn’t find so I have to press fourth floor. Until then, everything was fine. I was taken to a floor where there was only one apartment where I could see few people. I entered their house without knocking and asked them where I was. They politely ignored me. I then moved away silently and saw few carpenters working. I asked them where I was and explained that I was lost.

They thought I was drugged and under the influence of some serious intoxicants. I found myself in danger but slowly reality began to pull me. I told them, I would be disappearing now as I am getting a signal from reality and BOOM, I was out it. I was sleeping in my bed but wait; I was still in a different location. Although I came back to my bed, the bed was floating. I was again trapped inside some other timeline and after a lot of struggle; I was finally teleported to reality.

I woke up with a smile on my face because I got fodder for a new write-up. Dreams tell you many stories; they are actual experiences that you should try to record. They are more fascinating than a Netflix series. They are actual stories trapped inside your mind that you want to experience. I was actually teleported to a parallel universe where everything was same but the elements were a bit different.

From threat simulation to avid learning experiences, dreams provide you an outlet to analyse and upgrade your lifestyle. It also takes you to places you often read and wish for.  Scientists around the world are actually working to invent a device that could actually record your dreams from your movement and speech because you forget 90% of your dreams. What if someone invents a device to record your dreams? It could be both interesting and scary because your privacy might be at stake however you can learn new things about your life and review things that need to be fixed. If dream recording becomes a reality, advertisers may hack your dreams and show you ads according to your taste. You will be pestered even in your dreams. Although dream recording may look fascinating it can be highly intrusive. Hacking dreams will be the highest form of technological marvel. Hence, it’s always advisable to look into the pros and cons of every new invention before taking a plunge into the unknown.

Pallav Gogoi
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In search of that sublime story, Pallav is voraciously walking through the aisles between reality and fantasy. He lives in a silken apartment, drinks old wine and inhales the unique urban air with perfect ease. He loves to scribble and rant about the uninterrupted chaos and harmony; he is relentlessly trying to smell lilies and maples amid asphalt and stones. When he isn't working, he is found attending rock concerts. He is still struggling to find the perfect plot for his upcoming book. He is an optimist who loves to decipher the hidden voices and unknown facets of life. He blogs at www.dejavublog.in

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