Dreams are where the most incredible things happen, but it’s often characterized by its phantasmagoric nature, an arbitrarily changing state of dreams from one to another. It’s really hard to construe what our subliminal mind is trying to tell us and the more we try to focus on it, the faster it slips away. 95% of dreams are forgotten within 5 minutes of our hypnopompic state, the state between sleep and wakefulness . This new mobile application known as “SHADOW” aims to change all those complications by enabling you to retrieve and record your dreams.
We have always been curious about finding out what exactly goes on our brain during its subconscious state. It seems that this app will help us exactly the way we want.
Our brain is an incredibly creative problem solver, learner and inquirer. It is known that it is most active during our unawaken state. Some of the humanity’s world changing discoveries and inventions were made possible through some extraordinary dreams.
For example, Einstein’s best known Mass-energy relation, E=mc2 was accomplished through one of his dreams.
Although, scientists understand the neurology of sleep, they are not any near to discovering the content of dreams, that is – how it affects us in our life and how our life affects dreams. Well, this app is the answer. It’s believed that remembering our dreams help us gain increased knowledge, self-awareness and guide through difficult decisions, relationship issues and health concerns.
HOW SHADOW APP WORKS
SHADOW is basically an alarm clock. Unlike traditional alarm clock, the SHADOW alarms gradually increase the volume and transition you through your hypnopompic state and this gradual increase in volume helps better remember your dreams.
WHAT A USER SHOULD DO WITH THE SHADOW APP IN ORDER TO RETRIEVE FORGOTTEN DREAMS
- You tell SHADOW what time you want to wake up, and set the alarm.
Once you’re awake, SHADOW immediately prompts you to record your dreams via voice, text or question.
Speak directly into the app to record your dream, and SHADOW will transcribe it, or type the content directly into the blank text box.
WHAT THIS APP ACTUALLY DOES
The data (Dream Data) is recorded in the app and it’s uploaded to the cloud to provide dream context to users all over the world. Provided, you keep your dreams to yourself and you decide how far you want to share it.
SHADOW visualizes your sleep and dream patterns, and will come up with a common themes.
Using dream content of other users, SHADOW turns these symbols and experiences into insight.
SHADOW hopes to create a dream ecosystem that has the potential to bring us together. I bet, this app will also eventually make us smarter than the way we are.
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