We were alerted by a reader to this Kickstarter for The Remee, a sleep mask that claims to trigger lucid dreaming. It’s already far past full funding, netting over $91k at this time of this writing. The initial ask was for $35k.
An $80 pledge (plus $15 shipping and handling) earns you a Remee when they are completed.
But, is the concept of triggering lucid dreaming real? Or does the difficult to verify nature of the concept obscure the fact that it might be impossible?
On the Kickstarter page, the men behind the mask at Brooklyn’s Bitbanger Labs link to a Radiolab episode about lucid dreaming and a link to a book by Stanford researcher Dr. Stephen LaBerge detailing his work on the subject.
If real, it’s an intriguing concept. We spend so much time asleep or dreaming, why not get the most out of it?
[Kickstarter] via Zach Scott