Futuristic Sleep Mask Allows You to Control Your Dreams [VIDEO]
Remee Sleep Mask Takes a Page from ‘Inception'
Straight out of a sci-fi movie, two inventors have created a sleep mask that ... wait for it ... allows you to control your dreams.
Yes, you can actually have control over your dreams.
The Brooklyn, New York inventors created the Remee mask, which enhances Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and allows users to experience more lucid dreams.
How can the Remee mask wearer control their dreams though?
Six red LED lights are inside of the mask, but aren't intense enough to wake up the wearer. The lights register with the brain after the mask is programmed to a certain user-designed sequence.
The Remee sleep mask recognizes the REM sleep stages and uses the flashing lights to "enter" the dream, in a sense, with the red lights signaling to the brain that you are involved in a dream, and allowing you to decide the next part of your dream.
Invented by 30-year-olds Duncan Frazier and Steve McGuigan, their Bitbanger Labs Remee mask has drummed up some serious support on the crowd funding website Kickstarter, with people having pledged $572,891 for the product.
Frazier has addressed any health concerns with the mask, saying they have yet to receive any reports that indicate problems. Additionally, he said that LED lights are not known to cause seizures.
He does note that getting to a lucid state is "hard" and doesn't happen every time.
Masks are now available for pre-order, and cost $95 each. Frazier said that they have received 7,000 orders so far.