Re: Sleep

Anders Sandberg (
01 Nov 1999 19:17:36 +0100

"Robert J. Bradbury" <> writes:

> On 1 Nov 1999, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > I have had plenty of dreams where I was not myself. I have been
> > everything from disembodied observers over interstellar economies to a
> > Axiomatically Invincible Hero to the god Odin.
> That just goes to show what too much Role-Playing will do to
> your head... :-) I'm apparently grouned enough that I don't
> recall having been someone else in my dreams.

I have a friend who dreams about his everyday life... I pity him :-)

But yes, my roleplaying has influenced my dreams a lot. Not to mention the Internet, I often email in my dreams, build websites or gather information. Too bad it is all fictional.

> > While a lot of dream interpretation is junk, dreams are after all
> > information about our minds. I would say that our dream "landscapes"
> > say a bit about what kind of people we are, what is going on and what
> > worldviews we inhabit.
> >
> True, they say you really have mastered a foreign language when you
> start dreaming in the language.
> So Anders, do you dream in Swedish, British or ancient Norse?

Mostly Swedish and British, I'm not sure which is the most common right now (I wouldn't be surprised if it was British). My ancient Norse is a bit rusty, but I seem to recall a few German dreams. As well as a lot of dreams in C, Smalltalk, Java, Scheme and other programming languages...

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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