Sat, Sep 15 2012 at 4:07 PM
Last night I dreamt I was in a real first person shooter with dozens of major movie actors. We were split into what appeared to be two sides and it did not feel like a game. Lots of weapons. Breaking into buildings the other side controlled. Access restrictions. Weapons jamming. Conserving ammunition. Very strange. Just as in the game world, I found myself gravitating to Glock G18s with extended clips and auto, and sniper rifles. I wouldn't call it a lucid dream, since I didn't know it was a dream. The stakes felt major and peoples' lives felt threatened. Opposing ideologies or alliances with power at work. But I did have control over my faculties and decisions during it, including hand-eye coordination. It had color and depth, with a sense of my own body and extremities. It was also a lot more work climbing through windows and running up stairs than a game. I've been having more dreams lately since I started using stereoscopic. Started with a pair of plastic anaglyph glasses from the dollar store and just got an Asus vg236h 3D monitor from FedEx two days ago. It's definitely having an effect. The anaglyph glasses had a sudden effect on my dreams. This new stuff seems to have refined it to a surprising level. I do wish there was some way to add color differential to deep portions of the 3D with the Asus, though. While anaglyph has much worse color rendition for obvious reasons and shutter glasses flicker at just 60hz total, anaglyph seems to impart more depth at a distance. So some way of having near-field object color correct but distant objects color-shifted per eye might be the best of both worlds. Using monochrome or nightvision mode in a flight sim or game, anaglyph seems to be best since you can take advantage of highly realistic fast framerates. But I digress…
Sat, Sep 15 2012 at 3:46 PM
Interesting! Wikipedia's info says if you reached your teen years successfully, on average you reached mid-50s during pre-history.
Sat, Sep 15 2012 at 3:41 PM
Agreed. Rural Greece still sometimes does this sort of thing: digging up the dead about a year later to ensure they're still dead and sometimes even rearranging the remains. It’s all vampire-related in the beliefs. The question is, why did people think those who looked exactly like their dead relatives were (or were involved with those who were) taking bodily fluids (and vampire myths are not just about blood) from their still-living relatives?