In mysterious fashion, there is new app called Shadow that wants to assist in helping us recall and record our sleeping dreams. It wants to create a community of dreams and use this information to explore what people around the globe are dreaming about (yes, I thought my dreams was the one place Big Data couldn’t get to either).
One might consider that such an app could remove some of the allure from dreams, but I counter this. I think the app could add to the mystery of dreams – causing us to question more the impact of the world around us on our subconscious, our feelings towards a particular person, event, or product. It might even help us realise a brilliant idea we might never have thought of outside our sleep.
Shadow’s goal is impressive and has the potential to shed light on the collective subconscious. To quote the creators:
“.. What do we dream about during a thunderstorm? After an election? Before a disaster? Do celebrities really dream differently than the rest of us? We think these questions hold amazing truths about how interconnected we really are.”