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      What if you had a year of lucid dreaming every night?

      What would you do if you had an hour-long lucid dream every night? Would you even want it? And you'd only be asleep for 7-8 hours, so there is huge time dilation.

      If you want to, say what you chose and why = D

      The point of this thread was mostly to go nuts fantasizing about this happening, but then I realized there are probably some very different opinions about this, so I made it into a question and added a poll.
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      I picked the first option. Some problems to get out of the way: I would forget a lot of stuff about waking life, since basically only like 0.3% of my time is spent there, so I would probably forget my friends and family. But maybe I can solve that by writing stuff down about my life and constantly remembering it in the dream, like a daily or weekly homework assignment.
      Maybe I'll get bored, but in waking life you also get bored, and I think a dream is much more fun than waking life. You can literally act out any fantasy you want! Live any life, be anyone or anything o: You can go to the planet in Avatar and live among the blue people for a few weeks, eat a bunch of weird fruits, ride on a horse and a flying dragon, and then turn into a dragon and fight that black rhino thing or the big cat. You can also eat whatever you want for as long as you want without any consequences. Invent any life on the spot and go live it for as long as you want.

      It's impossible to list all the things I could do if I had thousands of years of lucid dreaming, but I think that since I barely get bored in waking life (except when I'm doing homework or some kind of chore, but those aren't necessary in dreams), it is pretty much impossible to get bored in lucid dreams, even I spend 500 times more time in it (approximately).

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      I get lucid on a daily basis for well over a decade now, so I say it is awesome and the longer you travel, the more you learn. Dreams always have something new and inspiring to give even if you are lucid in them, and there is, so far, not a single point in my travel where I get bored of lucidity and all the options availible to play.
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      I went with a couple of hours a night. I think that's enough, though I would like to have the option to go longer. Like a week long vacation in the dream world every now and then.

      I would probably explore a lot. Travel and discover cool stuff. I would also try to create some sort of world or game which was consistent across dreams where I was limited to a certain extent and had some story. Save the princess and stop the evil wizards robot army or something like that. And I could go there if I wanted to.

      Hopefully find my dream guide(s). Where are you!?

      I would probably do what I do now, but more and better. Investigate. Find the limits. Master different skills. Live fantasies.

      Oh: and I would figure out shared dreaming. Go to some super powerful wall street guys dream in disguise as a little monkey that explodes if you don't tell the truth. Get him to give me all those juicy insider trading tips. Get rich and buy a sailboat and a modular synthesizer.
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      Last edited by LighrkVader; 03-14-2018 at 09:24 PM.
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      i'm pretty sure people who could afford it would be up to pay even millions to get this possibility ( if control and clarity of the dream would be guaranteed as well ). a year a night sounds way too long though, you would spend 365x more time in a fake reality than in waking life, it could probably mess most people up pretty badly. 2 hours-2 days per night would be fantastic.

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      I think that the trade (losing track of waking-life stuff) would be vastly outweighed by the life-extension of getting a "free" year every night -- especially since that "life" is one of a lucid dreamer exploring unlimited new universes and conscious experiences without threat of impending wake-up. Besides, it would make the relatively short time in waking life even more valuable, because every wake-up would be like a homecoming. I would probably be a somewhat different person after a few months of this, but I think that difference would be positive, and not something bad.

      Also, to turn down the chance to develop my Self and explore existences and experiences I have not imagined, perhaps currently cannot imagine, would, in my mind, be a profound mistake.

      So yeah, I would take #1, for sure... would that the offer could truly be made!

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      The options in the poll weren't appropriate for me. I do have lucid dreams every so often, almost daily. I'm certain if I get off my meds and am able to sleep on time without sleep aids I would have lucids on a daily basis. Anyway, as much as I'm all for lucid dreams I appreciate regular dreams as well. Whenever I meet my significant other in my lucids it's too emotional for me. Quite a few times she even told it's easier to hang out with me when I'm not lucid as she doesn't want me to be sad. However, in regular dreams I could experience her company at some level without knowledge she passed away (depending on the dream).

      Regardless, with that said having daily lucid dream is more possible than a fantasy than most people realize. OvO

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      ^^ Unless I did myself, I think you may have misunderstood the poll itself...

      It isn't asking if you want to have a LD every night for a year, but if you want to have a time-dilated LD where you experience a full year of dreaming life every night.

      I misunderstood it at first as well, but on reading Shiroyasha's post (#2) I figured it out; I guess the question itself could be read a couple of different ways!

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      Ah I guess I misunderstood. Time dilated, especially one that's year long, every day will be a bit too taxing to keep up especially if you are serious about journaling as well. One year time dialated dream is pretty long. I only had few time dilated dreams that's that long. I'll go with weekly than daily. XD

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      #1, for sure. Anytime you want to return to waking life you can just "wake yourself up." When you are fully lucid in a dream, you are fully present and with that you are extending your conscious life.

      By the way, life extension through transferring consciousness to a new body is a big part of the popular new series Altered Carbon on Netflix. Like in the show, people would definitely pay a lot for the ability proposed in option #1 of the OP's poll.
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      I forgot to mention above that I would also hope to discover that dream-sharing were possible, so that I can share this virtual immortality with my wife.

      ... and it ought to be possible in this context, right? Given that it's just as likely to exist as time dilation of this magnitude?
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      Oh. If you can wake up when you wan't then I'll agree on number 1.

      I thought you HAD to do the full year every night. That could obviously have been horrible.
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      @lighrkVader, @fogelbise, I didn't consider that, but I think it falls under the last option. Option 1 is really about committing to it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sageous View Post
      I forgot to mention above that I would also hope to discover that dream-sharing were possible, so that I can share this virtual immortality with my wife.

      ... and it ought to be possible in this context, right? Given that it's just as likely to exist as time dilation of this magnitude?
      hahaha that's cheating xD But I guess it's okay since this is just fantasizing This didn't even occur to me since I was just getting excited about meeting people in the dream and building relationships with them. But then you would want them to be sentient and actually feel stuff.. which adds a lot of issues, because what happens to them when you don't dream about them? Is it immoral to stop dreaming about someone? (wow this is getting into philosophy.. let's not go there). Or does every creature exist whether you dream about them or not? There would have to be a ridiculous number of creatures in your head.. Anyway taking someone with you is a really good idea. Or maybe there would be some place in the astral plane or whatever with a bunch of people who also have this ability and you can share dreams with them.

      I think after a single night I'd already be a very different person, even after a single 1 month lucid dream. I think after a week of year-long lucid dreams I would be so out of touch with reality (or waking life) I would basically consider myself nonexistent in the waking world and just focus on treating people decently and figuring out how to earn a basic income and not get sick or die too soon.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Shiroyasha123 View Post
      @lighrkVader, @fogelbise, I didn't consider that, but I think it falls under the last option. Option 1 is really about committing to it.
      I guess I was mixing in a fact with the fantasy - namely that you can wake up from lucid dreams pretty easily. Usually the issue is being forced to wake up before you are ready, of course.

      I think after a single night I'd already be a very different person, even after a single 1 month lucid dream. I think after a week of year-long lucid dreams I would be so out of touch with reality (or waking life) I would basically consider myself nonexistent in the waking world and just focus on treating people decently and figuring out how to earn a basic income and not get sick or die too soon.
      In this fantasy, if you can keep up an appropriate focus on your waking like - then, since you would only be using each single night's sleep to experience a time-dilated year in dreamland, you could work fine during the day in order to earn a basic income. Going further, you could probably develop all kinds of skills useful to increasing your income in waking life - if that were a goal.

      Thank you for the fun, interesting discussion
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      What I do in year long lucids, is create a waking-life sphere to remind me of what my life is like in waking before waking up at all. Which made it pretty easy to keep me focused despite the long dreams.
      Creating a new persistent realm, claiming it and breaking the last seal I made back in the beggining of my journey are my goals right now

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hukif View Post
      What I do in year long lucids, is create a waking-life sphere to remind me of what my life is like in waking before waking up at all. Which made it pretty easy to keep me focused despite the long dreams.
      Are you saying this is what you would do, or that this is what you have done?
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      What I have done
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      Hey Hukif, is this waking-life sphere something that you carry with you or floats nearby you perhaps? Sounds like an interesting work-around.

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      Oh normally Will create a lair for myself where I Go everynight to sleep. And before sleep the sphere Will replay my waking life to solve t he issue
      Creating a new persistent realm, claiming it and breaking the last seal I made back in the beggining of my journey are my goals right now

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      For me dreams are timeless, so i could easily spend a few years just meditating or exploring the universe.
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      Ya'll are giving such awesome answers

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hukif View Post
      What I have done
      Cool! So if you can dilate time, have you posted any tutorials or anything on it? I would love to read that.
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      I haven't made any posts/threads about it really, but I could PM you the ways I dilate time.
      Besides the centuries one, there was a ten year long dream in which I had a family and everything even.
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      I feel kinda strange and unfamiliar in my body for few moments after i wake up from 1hr+ lucid dream. So i cannot imagine how it has to be after months or even years of lucid dream.

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