The technology start-up Prophetic has developed a device called “Halo” that allows people to work while they sleep. It is worn like a crown and is designed to enable lucid dreams.
The start-up Prophetic was only founded at the beginning of 2023. However, the company claims to have already developed a device that is designed to induce lucid dreams. The technology called “Halo” is worn like a crown and, according to the developers, should even enable people to work while they sleep.
Prophetic: This device is supposed to enable lucid dreams
According to a report in the US magazine Fortune, Halo will cost around 1,500 to 2,000 US dollars per unit. According to the company, the device uses a combination of ultrasound and machine learning models to enable lucid dreams.
Based on EEG and fMRO data, it should be able to recognize when a user is in the last phase of the sleep cycle, the so-called REM phase. The website states: “Together we will pursue the answers to life’s big questions.”
Lucid dreaming is a sleep state in which people are aware that they are dreaming. In this state, it is possible to control and manipulate one’s own dreams.
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Around 7o percent of people have a lucid dream like this at least once in their lives. Prophetic wants to induce lucid dreaming in order to increase people’s productivity. According to Fortune, software developers could even program in their sleep and use it to do part of their work.
“Halo” is based on research by the Dutch Donders Institute, which is investigating certain areas of the brain and ultrasound frequencies to specifically trigger lucid dreams. Prophetic plans to present the researchers’ data in spring 2024. The first devices are due to be delivered in spring 2025.