I remember (barely, though) being at some family’s house. It was two floors and they had, at least, a son and daughter. The son had friends over and they were playing Oculus Rift games. I remember being creeped out by the omniscient autonomous artificially intelligent operating system that ran the house. It was called “M” or “Em” and responded to voice and gestures. I remember playing with the color settings on a 35+ inch flatscreen display on the wall.
I told the adults about how the OSes freak me out because of some old horror movie. It had even more features like robotic arms. I brought it up on the screen to show them.
Having only 6 hours or less sleep per day because I have a long commute is not helping with remembering dreams. Had about 10 hours last night, though.
All I can remember is being in a hotel with a window like the one in my apartment (third floor up with vertical blinds). I kept hearing people outside having fun. I looked outside and saw that it was night and had the 4-6 in. of snow that we have in waking life. There was a restaurant where the far part of the neighboring complex is. Families were leaving and children were having fun in the snow on the way to their car.
Charlie* was in the room, but I kept breaking away from that scene into a weird suspense movie dream about us being kidnapped. That was weird.
I also remember being with my family and having to bring stuff to a new apartment and we were close to Athens. I decided to take my wheelchair (that I currently use to take in groceries and take out the trash) to my new place. I thought it would be fun to ride down hills to Athens, but I went to a part where there was a large tree with large roots. I had to hold onto the tree and step sideways over the human-sized roots and pull over the folded up wheelchair.
Later, I was in a situation where I heard my phone go off saying there was a text. I thought it was from my dad and had to answer it so he wouldn’t freak out thinking I was dead. I didn’t have my phone, so this message was represented in a manila envelope with a message like, “READ ME” or something in thick marker. A squirrel or some other cute animal took it and it flipped up in the wind to a light fixture on a nearby ceiling.
Maybe it was because I watched The Tomorrow People last night, but I had telekinesis (which is also a reality check). I couldn’t get the envelope, so I made the fixture swing back and forth until it fell. Two screws also fell, so I used telekinesis to put them back – they seemed magnetic. I also found some kind of syringe with black “ink” in it.
I never opened the message, but I started using the TK ability on things I didn’t need to, like opening a folding closet door.
* Name was changed
I went to bed early and slept around 8-9 hours.
I remember driving on snow-covered roads. There were three blocks in a grid pattern in a small town. The homes were all on a large hill. I followed a salt truck up one street and they skipped the next street, but it had groves from other traffic, so I went that way. At the bottom of the hill was a concrete barrier and metal fence. At the bottom of the hill, I couldn’t stop because of the snow and ice and ended up hitting the barrier.
I later had a dream where someone was like, “Aren’t you glad that was a dream and your car isn’t damaged?” I looked at my car and it was damaged and thought it wasn’t a dream after all.
What’s worse is when I really did wake up, my car hit a patch of black ice on the way to work and it slid into a front-end collision, damaging my car. 🙁
I had a small flash about talking to someone on Union Street. The shops/diners had green awnings and I realized this was also where I talked to a dream character about moving to Athens in a dream about a month ago.
The interesting dream I had hoped to finish.
I remember being an employee at some prison in the future. I’m not sure how they did it, but they kept the consciousnesses of criminals in devices and froze their bodies or something. What was interesting was there was an older system in brass cylindrical tubes secured with small brass locks. The newer system was in a box about the size of a cable box on the outside of an apartment building. In it, the tubes were smaller and the locks looked like flatten pennies and there was a thumbnail-sized part that would come out if unlocked.
We were training a new guy and we were all wearing buttoned-up beige uniforms. There was a part of the dream where the new guy was practicing recording audio notes and he had the levels so high, his voice was distorted. I told him if he turned the levels down, it would sound better. The other guy, who had been there longer than me, just let him play around with it so he’d figure it out for himself.
I remember using the restroom because I ate something that gave me stomach issues, but I realized that I left the prison room so quickly, I didn’t lock the door.
Later, I noticed an old lock was unlocked. I freaked out a little and then found out it was a training tube. As a precaution, I said we should do a quality check and check all locks. A male coworker who was tall and a little overweight lumbered over and started checking unused locks. He looked tired and just ready for the night to be over. I think the job was an overnight one. I said something and he looked over questioning why I said it and went back to checking.
I started checking the newer tubes and found one of the locks unlocked. I twisted the small part as everyone gathered to find who it was. A holographic screen came up showing that his consciousness was missing – basically a prison break – and it showed his “mug shot” which was a video of him saying his name, prisoner ID number, and crime. I can’t remember his crimes, but I remember thinking his face looked crazy friendly for a criminal. Everyone around me started to get worried because I guess he was some criminal mastermind.
Note: It’s not as related as the accident happening after the dream, but all of our (usually locked) office doors at work were open and ajar. It freaked out a lot of my coworkers – especially when we couldn’t figure out the cause.
Seems to be a part of a series of dreams trying to calm down a dream character about the fact that I’m moving near Athens.
I remember showing the character the apartments I am seriously considering renting. I demonstrated my fears of falling and rolling (somersault style) into the ravine.
Later, I was in my parents’ house pre-2004 renovation and some of my old coworkers/friends were there. I was sitting in the doorway between the living room and dining room and the dining room had the old wooden table. I recognized Axel* (God, he is good-looking!) and he said something to Charlie* (I think) who was looking at a computer and trying to figure something out. Axel turned and I said Hi. He paused and as he walked to the other side of the room away from me, he smiled, did a small wave, and winked. It was like he wanted to acknowledge me, but felt uncomfortable walking over because his wife was there somewhere.
A girl with a baby sat to my left and I thought it was Leigh*, but realized Leigh was sitting to my right on the couch and the girl to my left was Axel’s wife.
There was something about a cup of vanilla ice cream with toppings melting in a plastic container (looked like it was from Dairy Queen) and I caught the dripping ice cream and joked that you know I used to be poor when I won’t let ice cream drip. I asked if I could have the ice cream cup and Axel’s wife said “No” and took it from me. I think she made the cups and it was the last one. She obviously wasn’t being mean, just honest.
*Names were changed.