World of dreams & shadows... September 24 2013
Shadow, an active Kickstarter campaign is seeking funding for an app that helps people capture and anonymously upload their semi-conscious thoughts to a "dream cloud". The dream data will be distilled down to find that almost forgotten brilliant idea. Individual dreams are now becoming mined by the analytics of the collective mind. The project's short description:
Some of humanity’s most incredible scientific discoveries, enduring cultural touchstones and profound philosophical revelations began in dreams. Yet, we forget most of what we experience while asleep within five minutes of waking up. That’s a huge amount of data we forget each day. What would happen if we remembered? We’re here to find out.Capturing and mining dreams for collective use may push artificial intelligence forward but will it maintain the spark of humanity that only an individual can bring? Is it just knowledge without creativity?