dreaming

Sweet Dreams…there’s an app for that

 The Telegraph

Apparently there is an app that can help you dream better. I wonder if it can be programmed to cause dreams of hunting or hot lesbians:

Professor Wiseman expects thousands of people to take part in an experiment in manipulating dreams.

Participants will download a specially designed iPhone app that turns their phone in to a dream factory.

Placed on the bed, the phone can detect when a sleeper is not moving, which signifies the onset of dreaming.

It then plays a carefully crafted ”soundscape” designed to evoke pleasant scenes such as walking in woods, or lying on a beach.

The idea is that this will influence dreaming, causing dreamers to conjure up situations and experiences inspired by the sounds they are hearing.At the end of the dream the app sounds a gentle alarm to wake the dreamer, who submits a brief description of the dream to a ”dream catcher” database.

Prof Wiseman, from the University of Hertfordshire, who is best known for his work on the paranormal, said: ”Getting a good night’s sleep and having pleasant dreams boosts people’s productivity, and is essential for their psychological and physical well being. Despite this, we know very little about how to influence dreams. This experiment aims to change that.”

As many as 10,000 people are expected to take part in the mass-participation study, launched at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Prof Wiseman teamed up with app developers YUZA, which created the “Dream:ON” software.Participants will be encouraged to share their dreams via Facebook and Twitter.

Get rid of Goff

The latest Herald Digipoll is out and Labour has again got itself spanked. This is the 5th poll in as many weeks that shows us that labour and their CGT policy are dead meat. This is the second full after the release of CGT policy. Remember what Mallard said at the time of previous polls.

The Herald though says what everyone but Labour seems to have grasped.

Jon Johansson, a politics lecturer at Victoria University, said the poll showed that even when Labour had ideas that met with public approval the voters were not receptive to the “current messenger.”

“There’s no hiding the fact that the public are not responding to a Phil Goff-led Labour.”

Mr Johansson said Mr Goff needed to give up on a head-to-head popularity contest with Mr Key and let other caucus members take a greater role.

“They really need to run a campaign that de-emphasises leadership because so long as the overriding comparison in voters’ minds is Key versus Goff, that is not good for Labour.

And what does the hapless Phil Goff have to say about that?

Mr Goff believed Labour’s message was now getting through, as evidenced by the support for the new policies. He believed people would vote based on policies rather than personality.

As Daryl Kerrigan would say, “Tell him he’s dreaming“.

Labour has lost the election, now it is just a matter of badly they lose and it appears with Phil Goff ‘leading’ that is going to be a severe beating.

Tell him he's Dreaming

Phil Goff needs to listen to Daryl Kerrigan

Terry is dreamin'

Yesterday I blogged about the Aussies chasing Western Gulf Advsiory and its dodgy principal, Ahsan Ali Syed. Today the Dompost catches up and notes that Terry Poo-piss continues to be deluded about his magical, imaginary $100 million rescue package.

But Mr Serepisos said the court-ordered freeze would have no impact on his loan deal.

“My loan is in Switzerland and whatever happens there [Bahrain] doesn’t affect what I am doing. It has no effect on whether my loan will happen and I do believe it will happen.

Mr Serepisos admits to having paid WGA establishment fees but would not say how much those fees were.

“He has offered them back to me many a time … I don’t believe I’ve been scammed.”

Yeah Terry, you keep holding onto that hope.