It's thought that numerous well-known scientists including Nikola Tesla exploited their dreams to simulate theories and prototypes in action.
So here are five futuristic concepts to get your dream cogs in motion.
The Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed transport system dreamed up by Elon Musk.
It's like nothing else you've seen before: a 7-foot-wide reduced pressure steel tube, elevated 20 feet above the ground. Inside, there's no high speed rail but 40 pressurized capsules riding on cushions of air, driven by linear induction motors and air compressors.
Musk reckons the capsules could shoot from LA to San Francisco in 35 minutes (compared to 1 hour and 15 minutes on a plane, 3 hours and 10 minutes on California's proposed high speed railway, and 5 hours and 30 minutes by car).
Traveling at 760 mph along the straights (and, theoretically, up to 4,000 mph with this technology) you could say the Hyperloop is pretty nippy. Fancy a go?
Faster than a plane - and not a whiff of turbulence.
According to Russian oligarchs, superyachts are so 2014. The new status symbol is a giant floating island called Project Utopia.
Less of a superyacht, more of a private cruise liner, the design of this 11-story, 325-foot floating paradise features a 360-degree observation deck up, a retail district, theater, mega-pools, culinary zone and a casino.
According to its designers Yacht Island Design: "Utopia is not an object to travel in, it is a place to be."
Just a private floating island. No big deal.
Augmented reality is the ability to overlay digital information on top of the real world.
Take the Augmented ID Program. When you point your camera in any direction, the software can navigate you to the nearest Sushi restaurant or Twitter friend.
Social media feeds, Wikipedia pages, online diagnosis, consumer reviews... there are a stupid number of applications for the overlay of internet data.
But what kind of information will your dream decide to map out over the lucid dreamscape? Real-time Freudian analysis, anyone?
Augmented reality: the stalker's dream
3D printing isn't enough. Now we need to print through space and time.
Scientists at MIT and Stratasys have shapeshifting on their minds. And their 3D printed materials can morph (in the fourth dimension: time) into new structures - post production.
The future of this technology means self building infrastructure, houses, road, boats, even space stations. (Especially space stations, when it eases the production process in zero gravity.)
Though 4D printing is in its infancy, you can imagine where this is going. What will you make with your 4D printer - and how will it shape your dreamworld?
Only 551 humans have ever traveled into space. Space X is changing that with the advent of space tourism - providing you have a cool $250,000 to spend.
The rest of us can dream about "a thrilling, dynamic rocket ride, the dramatic transition to silence and true weightlessness... a profound moment for our astronauts as they coast upwards towards space."
Space is a regular hang-out for many lucid dreamers. Why not get there in style?
Now the everyday millionaire can experience space, too.
A lot has happened in the last 5 months. But how did we go from business as usual to changing the face of the entire lucid dreaming supplements industry? It’s a story that I think will interest you – and you might even learn a thing or two in the process. When I was first taken on-board as Chief Lucidity Officer in 2016, one of the first things I was tasked with was taking a good look at our operations and giving things a bit of an overhaul.
Gather round. I’ve a story to tell. It’s a story of tragedy, re-birth and fresh beginnings... But fear not, it has a happy ending! Our forum had some pretty impressive stats at its peak: 60,171 posts, 134 people online at once and over 10,000 registered users.
To lucid dream, I recommend being able to remember at least one vivid dream per night. That will boost your self awareness in dreams (making lucidity more likely) and also means you can actually remember your lucid dreams. Which is nice. Here are four detailed tips on how to remember your dreams more frequently. And if you don't think you dream at all - trust me, you almost certainly do. It takes an extraordinarily rare sleep disorder to deprive someone of dream sleep.
Years ago, before I had my first lucid dream, I had a very specific idea about what a lucid dream would feel like. I thought it would be intense and magical and a little bit spooky. This turned out to be a pretty accurate representation. Becoming aware in the dreamstate is like entering another world. One where physical laws can be manipulated (there is no spoon, Neo) and your fantasies can come true in an instant. There's definitely something magical about that - and it's as if the lucid dream world is a living, breathing organism that can react to your very thoughts.
Experts agree that everyone is capable of having lucid dreams. Dreaming itself is a normal function of the mind. We all dream every night, even if we don't remember. And we all achieve conscious awareness while awake every single day. So what does it mean to combine these states? Why, the amazing ability to have conscious - or lucid - dreams. Sounds simple, doesn't it? So why do I keep hearing from people who say they can't achieve their first lucid dream?
It is estimated that these wise and wily Indians have been using mugwort in their healing and ritual practices for 13,000 years, where it is known as the ‘dream sage’. They use the herb to promote good dreams, which they consider an essential aspect of normal human functioning! But that’s not all...