Over the last several decades, we've seen an enormous explosion of technology. And according to Moore's law, it's not stopping any time soon.
Virtual reality (VR), in particular, is a lot different today than it was just years ago. One might argue that sooner or later, VR will be indistinguishable from reality, allowing users to enjoy vast simulated worlds and escape the worries of the real one. Some even speculate it to be the downfall of our civilization. After all, if the virtual world is far better than the real one, what's the point of trying to live in it?
In a way, Lucid Dreaming is similar to VR. However, we argue it to be much better. Today we will explore ways in which this statement is undeniably true.
If you've ever been in a VR setup, you know that the only sensations that are being simulated are vision and sound. In VR, you cannot taste, smell, or touch anything. Well, you can, but you will neither feel the taste nor the smell nor the things you "touch."
Lucid Dream, in contrast, can offer you the experience of every single sensation that can be felt with the five senses. Additionally, the feelings in the dream environment are much stronger than in the real one. Having sex feels fantastic in a dream, but so does flying, listening to music, touching, hearing, and smell. In essence, you can have your cake and eat it too. Literally. And, it will be the tastiest cake you've ever had.
Contrary to Lucid Dreams, VR has a lot of limitations. For example, you can only tune into the worlds already simulated by a developer and have little to no freedom to change the rules or the landscape around you.
If you ever find yourself in a conscious dream, you are the master of the universe. With a bit of practice, you can learn to manipulate things, people, and everything in between around you to create whatever scenarios you wish to experience. There are virtually (no pun intended) no limitations as to what you can do in a Lucid Dream – and that's why VR will never surpass what it has to offer.
Even though games and VR worlds can be educational and improve various skills, there's no comparison between them and a Lucid Dream. Not only does everything in the dream world feel much more realistic, but you can also train and improve whichever skillset you choose to.
- Afraid of public speaking? Transform your dream into a conference and give a speech to the people around you.
- Want to improve a skill of your choice? Simulate an environment and the tools necessary to do so, and your training will improve your real-life performance.
- Have trouble speaking to the opposite sex? Create an imaginary version of whichever person you like and simulate a conversation with them.
When it comes to Lucid Dreaming, there's no competition in the things you can do. Cherish and take pleasure in your dream world ventures – there's nothing that can match the experience.