An archive of dreams around the world? There’s about to be an app for that

BY News Desk  October 30, 2013 at 1:04 PM EDT

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What if you could archive your dreams? What if you could see what people were dreaming about on the other side of the world, or even the other side of your town?

That’s what Hunter Lee Soik’s free app, Shadow, will attempt to do.

Soik explained to The New Yorker’s Alec Wilkins that his app — expected to launch in December — will act as an alarm clock that slowly wakes slumberers. While awaking, anyone would be able to record their dreams by speech or text. Dreams would be fed into a data cloud and anonymously stored amidst global dreamers’ sleeping thoughts.

“They say that Einstein came up with the theory of relativity in a dream,” Soik said. “What if you could go back and find that dream?”

H/T Colleen Shalby