Science has found a way to record your dreams. A staple of the sci-fi genre for decades, this fantasy is about to become reality.
It’s happening at UC Berkeley where they’ve developed a system to capture, decode, and reconstruct visual experiences happening inside the human brain. The technology is still in early stages but the scientist there seem pretty confident that they’ll soon be able to use this to capture and record dreams. UC Berkeley neuroscientist Jack Gallant explains it this way: “this is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery. We are opening a window into the movies in our minds”
There’s a lot of talk in their announcement in which they try to justify the scientific leap by saying they could use it to help people who can’t communicate verbally, but I suspect they have much more interesting and lofty goals and they’re just saying that to make the anti-science crowd look bad, should anyone find some reason to come out against what they’re doing. Don’t worry guys, this is awesome.