In the middle of the 18th century, mankind embarked on the road of industrial development, opening the era of science and technology. With the help of science and technology, mankind has ushered in a period of rapid development. After more than 200 years of development, today’s human applied sciences have a lot of knowledge about the world and the universe.
Science has freed us from ignorance and greatly expanded our horizons and cognition, but there is no end to the path of science. There are more mysteries in this world that our current science is difficult to explain, such as the dreams we often experience.
I believe that every friend has had many dreaming experiences. From ancient times to the present, people have thought about dreams. For example, in ancient times, Zhuang Zhou turned into a butterfly in his dream. Because this dream was too real, after Zhuang Zhou’s dream woke up A thought was put forward: Is the butterfly turned into Zhuang Zhou or Zhuang Zhou turned into a butterfly?
As human beings enter the age of science and technology, the relationship between dreaming and reality is also an area that scientists continue to pursue and explore. So what is the connection between dreams and reality? Scientists have proposed three conjectures about this.
1. Dreams are the release of the pressures of human daily life. Every one of us lives in this world and lives in the big family of human civilization. Naturally, all kinds of pressures are indispensable. In ancient times, people had pressure to eat and wear to survive. To release these pressures, they needed to dream.
In the age of technology, although technology has brought a lot of convenience to our lives, people’s pressure has not decreased but increased. Especially with the rapid progress of the technological age, modern people are no longer just for eating and drinking, but more importantly for the construction and enjoyment of various spiritual civilizations. Therefore, the pressure of people in the scientific age will increase.
The famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud once pointed out that the reason why human beings dream is the product of the disguised expression of the “subconscious” after instinctive desires cannot be satisfied. After millions of years of evolution and evolution, human beings have formed the current technological civilization. It seems that human beings are advanced intelligent life, but in essence, we are still animals dominated by instinct, and satisfying instinctual desires is the driving force of the human industry.
In our daytime work and life, we will accumulate a lot of pressure, which will be released by dreaming at night. Therefore, we will find that dreams can often be related to reality. The so-called night thinking and night dreaming are because the things we think about during the day produce pressure, and this pressure is released in the dream. Therefore, maintaining adequate sleep and being able to have a good dream is conducive to maintaining a good mental state the next day.
2. Dreams are loopholes in the virtual world program. I believe many of my friends have watched the “The Matrix” series of movies. The movie describes the battle scene between the virtual world and the real world in a supercomputer. People living in the virtual world simply don’t realize that the world they are in is fake, and their real bodies are actually in the nutrition cabin of the real world.
Some scientists have put forward the virtual world hypothesis, thinking that the world we live in, this universe may be a virtual world, a world created by an advanced civilization in a supercomputer. Even Harvard University Philosophy Professor Strom and his research team used various reasoning to believe that the probability that the current world is virtual is 100%.
No matter how powerful a computer program is, there will be loopholes, and the dream may be a loophole in the virtual world program. Why do you say that? I believe many friends know that when the computer is running software, it needs to maintain a better smooth field when the software is running in the foreground. At this time, the computer system will allocate more resources to it.
When the software does not need to work in the foreground, in order to give more resources to other foreground software and ensure its smoothness, the software that does not need to run in the foreground will switch to the background. After the software reaches the background, the resource consumption will be greatly reduced, and it will enter a state similar to sleep.
If our world is virtual and created by a supercomputer, then to keep the entire system software running smoothly, some software needs to be put in the background to take a break. If a human being is a computer program, it is impossible to run work continuously and need to rest, so there is a mode of sleeping.
When we fall asleep, the brain is in a dormant state and becomes inactive. The computer system will weaken its control over us. At this time, the loophole appeared. Because the computer loosened its control over us, it allowed us to see a real world. Perhaps those scenes and experiences in dreams are the real world.
3. The scenes in the dreamland take place in parallel universes. I believe many friends have heard of multiverse theory. This is a conjecture put forward by scientists based on string theory. It is believed that our universe is diverse and consists of countless parallel universes.
I believe that many of my friends have had dreams that are relatively unfamiliar but feel very real. Sometimes when we see a scene in reality, we feel inexplicably familiar, as if we have seen it in a previous dream. Some people can even predict what will happen in the real world through dreams. Many years ago, a lottery player claimed that his lottery number was his dream. He didn’t expect that this number really won him the first prize.
This inexplicable and familiar feeling is called the hippocampus effect in science. Why is there such a magical feeling? Scientists have made some conjectures about this through quantum mechanics. In 2014, American physicist and Harvard University Professor of Theoretical Physics Lisa Randall proposed that humans in dreams exist in a certain quantum state.
When we were dreaming, our consciousness entered another parallel universe and saw some scenes of another one of our own experience. At this time, we are only observing from a third perspective, and cannot influence ourselves in another time and space.
There may be a certain connection between dreams and parallel universes, and parallel universes may be other dimensions. Under normal circumstances, we cannot cross dimensions and enter other parallel universes. But in the dream, consciousness may break through a certain dimensional barrier and enter another parallel time and space.
Of course, this is only a speculation of scientists at present. Although we all know the existence of consciousness now, what is it? Nothing is known yet. Whether the dream is a physiological phenomenon of human beings or other more complicated and mysterious things still needs the continuous efforts of scientists to explore. I believe that as long as human technology continues to develop, one day the mystery of dreams will be revealed.