What are dreams? Some say they are the brain’s way of processing things. Like we are defragging our hard drive to increase our brain performance. I am here to tell you I defrag a lot and my brain is not running optimally. There is something wrong with the program, perhaps I have a virus. I clearly need an upgrade to my virus protection. What are the viruses in brain function is it depression, anxiety, is medication a firewall? I need more sleep to further optimize because the lag is real. I have tried recharging the battery with caffeine but it’s like a cheap solar panel in an unlit garage. I am starting to feel a lot like a floppy disc in a digital download world.
Perhaps the issue is the fact that I have a brain that never shuts up thereby creating an abundance of junk files to be sorted through and my sleeping brain can not process it fast enough. I suppose it would be like trying to play a game in standby mode the two just don’t function cohesively. I like to think dreams are more than the random culmination of our life’s events. I like to think they are places our soul travels to where we are free from the physical constraints of the world. Our bodies stay plugged in and heal and our soul leaves to explore. It’s a much more entertaining thought than we sleep to optimize our brain function. In truth, our bodies are like biological computer systems. The more you dive into the anatomy and the neurological system, the more you see it. We are built like these incredible machines. If one part breaks the whole system is messed up.
We are walking miracles, something that is but really shouldn’t be. The body so closely resembling that of a machine one does wonder is it the biological version of the rising of the machines. An engineered biological machine- like say a biological robot. Is that not the goal of scientists to create robots that function as humans and will technology not give way to biological neural networks and connections? Will they replace our biological parts with synthetic ones giving us life spans we have never seen before? Given the issue of population, I would say it is doubtful, they would give us timers or something I am sure. That begs the question if you could have infinite life in your current body, would you even want that, would you tire of living, essentially you would be a slave having to work for potentially hundreds of years because we all know that we don’t get to just enjoy the life we have to earn our right for every basic thing, food, clothes, etc. We have become a society that has to work to pay for the basics, always overcomplicating things like growing goods, building, and sustaining our own homes, and driving miles and miles to do it. I think life would be better if it went back to more basic.
We have always had this drive to connect yet disconnect, such contradictions. Long before letters, we had messenger birds and human runners delivering messages, now we can send a message to anywhere in the world in a matter of seconds, but did that make us any closer, not really. I encourage you to throw a wrench in your usual algorithm today and do something random. Change to the story and don’t let the comfort of familiarity drive you to function by predictability.