Sunday, December 14, 2008

LIfe Imitating Art: Twenty seconds into the future

I just had flashback to the eighties when I saw this headline:

Dreams may no longer be secret with Japan computer screen.

Does anyone else remember the Max Headroom episode entitled 'Dream Thieves.', where unscrupulous entrepreneurs steal people's dreams and sell them to the highest bidders? (as visions of privacy lawsuits danced across my head.)

What next? Neurostim, a device to directly stimulate the brain and bypass the need to use television for advertising? Naaahhh, too sci-fi, right? Or not.

1 comment:

Kelly Hills said...

You don't even need to go back to Max Headroom; the Fox show Fringe had similar dream-sharing technology in their pilot episode earlier this year.