I Want to Create a Device That Records Your Dreams Straight to Video As You Sleep

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    Brains Are Cool

    Apparently most dreams, even the complicated ones, are just a few seconds of random images sparking in your brain that you try to make sense of by turning into a story. Thats why they make a weird kind of sense, but with very strange things going on, and also why apparently...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2008

    I don't want to create it!

    But when I was little I always wanted something like this, so if some other person created it, it would be cool, in fact, I got all surprised to find out that there was a group/experience in here called like this. There's this movie: "Brainstorm" (1983) in which some scientists...
    oneiric13 oneiric13
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    And then I want to follow Futurama's example

    and beam commercials directly into your brain!
    lindsayb1989 lindsayb1989
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    OMG this thing would be

    so awesome I'd love to watch what I dream again. Though probably be privet videos since some of my dreams happen to be... Naughty X3
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix
    1 Response Jan 1, 2014

    Dude this would be so awesome!

    ....except you know...if i'm having a terrible nightmare..or like an embarrassing dream
    LacedStars LacedStars
    18-21, F
    Sep 11, 2015

    I don't really want to create it myself.

    I would prefer it if the device was already invented and available to the public. Of course, one needs to remember that the dream may seem amazing while you're experiencing it in your sleep... but once you wake up it could be just plain weird.
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    I really wish there was

    such a thing. I want to record those dreams that are better than reality and you know may never become reality. I have been having a few lately and I don't want to forget them. They made me so happy, but soon I will forget the details and all of it will eventually fade away...
    puberro puberro
    70+, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2014

    Man, if I had one, there would be a blockbuster,

    box office hit...EVERY...SINGLE...NIGHT...I even have intense dreams while napping.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    Thief!! Lol :d

    I've wanted to invent this machine since I was 11....so since 1971 !!    Thought I should study up on the brain & dreams first ..... and I still am doing research!! I'll be happy to collaborate and go halfs with you tho... LOL
    SmokeyDawn SmokeyDawn
    41-45, F
    May 3, 2010

    And I Thought I Was the Only One!

    I have kept dream journals before, with detailed accounts, but I can never quite capture it perfectly.  Video would be infinitely cool!  I want to see that one weird dream I had about flying on paper dolls... O,o
    EPGrace EPGrace
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 2, 2008

    I want one of these! I'd have some family

    friendly home movies and a lot of "for our eyes only" skin flicks. lol. lately more one than the other.
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2016

    I Watched The Grudge 4 Years Ago, And I Have Recurring Dreams Of Her.

    A watched the first movie when I was 13, and was so scared by it, that I couldn't get enough sleep to go to school for 4 days. Anyway, A year or so ago, I had a dream that I was standing on our back porch, looking through the woods towards our deer feeder. There was a narrator...
    TayElissa TayElissa
    18-21, F
    17 Responses Dec 30, 2010

    There IS a device that can take ( very GRAINY )

    images directly out of a persons brain patterns.........they look as ghostly -& "out-of-focus" as early 1950's-1940's tv images > ABOUT the same ( & in black & white ) as the very FIRST tv images
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    Feedback Anyone!?

    anyone and everyone, give me any feedback you have on the Dream Realizer ©. i think it would change the world, probably not for the better but just change the way we think period.
    divine divine
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 13, 2006

    this sounds a lot like the future like the day

    of wonders part of the vw from revelation movie from the creators of the left behind series
    deleted deleted
    Jan 18, 2016

    Yeah It Would Be!

    Wouldn't that be so fing cool?!I wish they could create a machine that was able to take memories and put it on video too.So instead of being like" I guess you just had to be there" you could be like "here let me take you there"Haha it would be a cool machine to have and at the...
    selfish selfish
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2010

    There was that Stephen King movie with the

    typewriter that recorded dreams. I don't remember the rest of the movie but I always wanted that typewriter. My dreams can be crazy convoluted and more imaginative than I am waking and I wish I could remember them more fully.
    strshn3375 strshn3375
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2014

    I Feel Like My Dreams Are Already Movies.

    I just wish I could watch them again and again. And that other people could watch them. I wish other people could be there and see for themselves how truly awesome and bizarre my dreams are. I've been saying for years I wish something could be invented that would record my dreams...
    Kolibri11356 Kolibri11356
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2012
    deleted deleted
    Aug 17, 2015


    I could sell my dreams as movie scripts.  If I could only remember them. I only remember vague flashes beyond a minute or two of waking.  And some of my dreams are pretty weird. I have a recurring theme in a lot of my dreams.  Not a recurring dream...
    psyko psyko
    36-40, F
    14 Responses Jul 27, 2009

    If such a thing was real,

    I WOULD so want to have them recorded. I mean with all the fantastic dreams i've had and all the things i've been transformed into in them, it's enough to make my very own tv series or mini-series. My Christopher Walken based dreams are enough to make an entire saga out of...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 29, 2014

    i had a dream last night

    that i was pregnant .. which i am.. but in my dream it wasnt a normal baby... it was a werewolf child growing inside of me n the man werewolf was my ex and he kept stalking me thro my dream watching to see how i would handle the pregnancy. i woke up this morning to being super...
    lil1ontheway lil1ontheway
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015


    When y'all get this done - I want one!!! really really brilliant. Oh - and can it take the stuff I just think about and make it a novel? I'd like that too.   cheers ~L~
    labyrinth labyrinth
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 1, 2007

    If such a device existed,

    it would show all the weird dreams that I have. For example, I had one a while back about having a fruit machine in my house :P
    MrsRusty MrsRusty
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2015

    This would be so helpful

    for the dreams I actually want to remember
    dezi1124 dezi1124
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Dec 22, 2015

    The Night I Experienced Sleep Paralysis.

    One night, I was experiencing sleep paralysis. If any of you've felt that, you know that it's horrifying lol. It went on for about an hour and a half. During that time, I slipped into a dream. I was coming up from a bank near water..and made my way to the street. As I was walking...
    Deesha89 Deesha89
    26-30, F
    Aug 6, 2013

    Yes ! I'm not the only one !

    I always wanted to do that! So like it's kinda like a nightlight , it plays tour dream while you sleep, and then like when you wake up , you can replay it.
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost
    16-17, F
    Apr 27, 2014

    Maybe Not Create It...

    I'm not scientific at all. I'm not an inventor. But I'd certainly like to have one. Many of the dreams that I have that I actually can remember would be wonderful fodder for novels. They're vivid, intense, and disconcertingly eerie. Unfortunately, I forget most long before I get...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    If I had one of these I'd be able to make

    horror movies that are so scary that you wouldn't want to leave your couch and make you turn all the lights on in your house.
    Elexxa Elexxa
    26-30, T
    Mar 2, 2016

    I know over the years I have had some dreams

    that would make a great movie or book... I just don't ever remember to write it down or enough of it to finish writing... What do you dream about?
    CrownedSprite CrownedSprite
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

    my dreams are so vivid its crazy.

    ive had a few where ive gone on lord of the rings and star wars type adventures with my friends and family that would be an epic blockbuster if i could only remember it. i also keep a dream journal to try and decipher my dreams. the themes that keep coming up are being in...
    JMONEY2189 JMONEY2189
    26-30, M
    Dec 22, 2015

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    shittybitch shittybitch
    31-35, F
    Jun 9, 2015

    They had one in the movie Until the End of the

    World and it was interesting because it made people totally introverted and lethargic because all they wanted to do was watch their dreams. I can relate.
    ksbobmst ksbobmst
    26-30, M
    Aug 6, 2015

    This Repeating Dream Is Driving Me Crazy

    its such a long dream that if it was to be recorded have to be at least an hour long, its eating at me everynight its been this dream this week, and i wish i could show it to everyone :(
    covermewithrain covermewithrain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2010

    I've wanted to do something like this many

    times. The images in my dreams are so varied, and often so bizarre, that I would really love to be able to record them, play them back and try to figure out what they mean and where they come from!
    littleblackduck littleblackduck
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    Hollywood Here I Come

    I could make lots of money off my dreams, especially since I could edit and change things afterwards to create a movie people would pay to see.  My dreams are so interesting, I always dream in color, and my dreams are anything but boring, even when there isn't much going on...
    rainbowlicious7 rainbowlicious7
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2007

    If this existed, I would have to relive a lot

    of nightmares from my younger years. I had one once where a bunch of gorillas killed my parents. Then I had this really random dream where Jerry Seinfeld, who worked at Apple Bee's, kidnapped me. I would also get to relive a lot of sexy lesbian dreams too. I once had one about...
    kpayment1d kpayment1d
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    ‚ÄčThat be the coolest invention ever!

    As we all know we can't always remember our dreams or remember the whole dream from start to finish!I think it would be great entertainment for self and others to watch each of our own dreams!Also i believe we can learn more about our mind and how it works we could watch our...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2014

    This Would Be Awesome

    I usually don't remember my dreams, but when I do they are hella interesting. So I would absolutely love to be able to watch them afterwards. If they're especially great I could edit them, throw a sound track in, sell them or post them on YouTube. It would be pretty sweet.
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 19, 2008

    sometimes dreams are

    so beautiful it would be great to have one of these. had one last night I'd watch on loop if I could, no matter how much it tore me up. the day we planned, the vows we were going to say, the celebration and life that was to follow. the smile on your face alone was enough to...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 19, 2016

    I know how to accomplish that.

    Brain wave scanner and years of focus can teach it how you think see hear and smell. Brain firing off could build images in a cad program to visually give a representation in a 3d space which the oculus rift could show people. Comments?
    Seemlessunspeakablesomething Seemlessunspeakablesomething
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2014

    All I'm saying is that

    if I have a crazy dream that's so weird it's entertaining, I want that crap on video. It'd be sooo amazing to be able to watch back all your crazy adventures, especially if you dont remember all the details. Also, I don't mean to be pervy or creepy, but if I have a little bit...
    notthatoneguy notthatoneguy
    16-17, M
    Dec 23, 2015

    Such a device has had some experimental models

    made, based on translating electrical brain signals into images. I think there's some YouTube videos about it.
    TypingMonkey TypingMonkey
    56-60, M
    Aug 6, 2015

    it would make an interesting movie,

    that I cannot put together with words
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    Jan 18, 2016
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