BY: JESSICA BEUKER
Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to fly? Maybe you secretly want to tell off your boss in a heated moment of catharsis, or finally make out with your celebrity crush? For many, lucid dreaming is the ultimate form of mind control. It allows the dreamer to be aware within a dream, and even the ability to influence the dream’s plot, characters or events – meaning, if you can master the art of lucid dreaming, all of the above scenarios have the ability to feel incredibly real.
Now, a new company wants to put the power of lucid dreaming directly into your hands. Luciding, a Kiev-based company, is aiming to become the Netflix of lucid dreaming with their new signature headset. The headset – known as the Lucid Catcher – will put you in control of your dreams by administering a small electrical shock to the brain during REM sleep.
According to Good Magazine, a handful of tech companies have begun harnessing the latest in neurology and sleep research in order to make lucid dreaming available to the masses.
Some people remain skeptical that a device could actually stimulate lucid dreaming, which is why Lucid Catcher’s business model is designed for the skeptics – the company plans to offer the technology at below-cost price with a subscription model. Customers can either pay full price for unlimited use of the device, or else they can purchase either three or six-month subscription packages, where the headband will stop working after that period of time.
MEL Films toured the company and created the short film, Kiev Dreamers to showcase this new innovation, as well as highlight the growing escapism culture in Ukraine.