What If We Could Build A Database Of Dreams?

Technology
Hunter Lee Soik
Futurist
“Fire is a tool that can cook your food or can burn you. You don't know unless you try.”

Do the Japanese, who sleep the least, also dream the least? What does your dream mean? What is the global dream trend for 2014? If you walk 10,000 steps, will you have more positive dreams? If we eat chicken after 9 pm, will we have a certain type of dream? Hunter’s dream is to answer these questions by building the first global resource for dreams.

Hunter doesn’t really believe in limits. Since he was a kid, he's always seen obstacles as opportunities: to make ourselves vulnerable, to learn about each other, to stretch way beyond our boundaries.

Why does he care so much about dreams? Because we sleep for a third of our lives, and we forget 95% of our dreams within five minutes of waking up. But some really pivotal things—laws of physics, technological advancements, classic works of literature — were born of dreams. We’re socialized to think of sleep as inactivity, but certain parts of our brain — the parts that handle things like problem-solving and memory — are most active while we’re sleeping. That’s a huge amount of potential we’re forgetting each morning.

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