How I Use Precog Dreams To Stay Alive

“The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not.”

-Carl Jung

In the movie Minority Report the Precogs see the future and help stop crime before it is even committed. Throughout the movie Tom Cruise does his action thing very well, but overall I was more intrigued with the idea that if we as a society could see the future we could stop tragic events before they even happened.

The prescience, he realized, was an illumination that incorporated the limits of what it revealed- at once a source of accuracy and meaningful error. A kind of Heisenberg indeterminacy intervened: the expenditure of energy that revealed what he saw, changed what he saw.

… the most minute action- the wink of an eye, a careless word, a misplaced grain of sand- moved a gigantic lever across the known universe. He saw violence with the outcome subject to so many variables that his slightest movement created vast shiftings in the patterns.

The vision made him want to freeze into immobility, but this, too was action with its consequences.

-Frank Herbert, Dune

I don’t believe in the supernatural — I believe there is a rational explanation for everything, based on scientific natural laws.

Words are Code - "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi