“One of the weird dreams I had last night was about being given a VR headset for free and playing a few versions of the same game. Later, two entrepreneur/terrorist/hacktivist developers were trying to get me to help their anti-government plan by either volunteering or donating my headset. I was annoyed and said no. I finally got a VR headset and these assholes wanted to use it for a crime (and planned to make a profit somehow)?”
— Hope Moore on Facebook
The two hacktivists had a feeling similar to the Men in Black pair that shows up in dreams sometimes. Instead of fear of not doing what they wanted me to do, it was annoyance that these characters expected me to do something I didn’t want to. They were often off to the side and I tried to ignore them.
Other dreams I don’t remember had symbols I tried to remember – as if it was a task – like an acorn where the top part was made of silhouettes of different other symbols.
I also remember the song “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by the Four Tops.
“Too much sleep + mosquito bites + sound of a fly + watching Homeland before bed = crazy dreams about working for the government, attending a conference I wanted to volunteer at, talking to some guy in a military uniform about ice cream, went around looking for hidden notes from a local group of scavenger hunters, all to find out that I was beta testing a dream game with some other players.”
— Hope Moore on Facebook
What I remember days after the fact:
I remember being hired to work for a government-run department with high security and was trained for the job. Other positions and departments were understaffed and I took over a spot/shift for someone and their area was farther underground. I caught something and saved the department money and embarrassment and a group of higher ups followed me around to see how I did so. I told them I was just filling in and wasn’t even trained for the job I was subbing in. All but my direct supervisor (which I called my “direct report” in my dream) left. She sat and watched me look at monitors. I thought she’d be so bored because that job wasn’t that entertaining or exciting.
I remember parts where I was eating at an event and thought about volunteering the next year despite volunteers being younger and students (lower-rung type) instead of where my status was. I wanted to explore an area, but triggered a part of the “dream game” and it took me to the next scene. I watched as other players explore the areas I wanted to explore.
Later, I was in a car with other players as the main player had an interaction with an NPC in a house. I told the other players how far I thought we were in the game based on my first playthrough.