Dreaming of mind control to defeat villanous characters
I HAVE heard some people profess that when someone appears in your dreams, it means that person misses you.
I hope this particular theory does not apply to nightmares.
If it does, the people over at Warner Bros and New Line Cinema have a lot of explaining to do.
You see, I've had both Voldemort, who had the nerve to use the Avada Kedavra curse on me, and Gollum make feature appearances while I was trying to slumber. Proof that my subconscious is a deviant.
I am quite lucky that my nightmares are so tame, but considering I am not a horror film fan, it's not surprising those characters are probably the worst that I'm going to come across.
Well, apart from the odd serial killer due to my fondness for murder mysteries.
But what if you were able to control your dreams or nightmares? You could engineer the laws of physics in your imaginary world, give the monsters in your nightmares a makeover, or live out an adventure of lifetime.
That witch that haunted my early childhood by chasing me around my yard would have had her broomstick put somewhere uncomfortable that's for sure.
Now a new high-tech headband promises to make all of this possible, according to Fox News.
Called the Aurora Dream-Enhancing Headband, the device works by first measuring brain waves and eye movements to determine when its wearer is experiencing REM sleep, the state most associated with dreaming.
The technology does have its share of sceptics, but I suppose time will tell.
In the meantime, people will have to conquer their own nightmares or demons, which could very well be a positive thing if it means growing emotionally or harnessing your wits in your subconscious.
Although, if the device does work and is affordable, I'm definitely not above getting my own back for the wizarding world.