Webster’s New World Dictionary defines the word, “Inception,” as, “the beginning of something, or, the start.” While we’re in a dream state, can our life be altered? Can thoughts be planted or extracted in our dream state by outside forces?
“Inception,” starring, Leonardo DiCaprio, is a superb movie centered on the power of the dream state. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a character named, Cobbs, a thief. Not just an ordinary thief but one quite unique, invading people’s dreams to extract information. A futuristic concept of corporate espionage, or is it? Can it be possible to manipulate one’s dreams? Leonardo DiCaprio acts as a tortured individual, one on the run because of his specific extraction ability. He must face his most difficult challenge when he’s offered a job to plant information in an individual’s dream state in order to alter a decision by this individual. It seems dream thought extraction and dream thought plant invasion are complicated and risky to all people involved. I won’t divulge the entire plotline, but suffice it to say, “Inception,” will leave you thinking long after you leave the theatre.
I’m a chronic dreamer, often having multiple dreams a night that I recall the next morning. I can continue a dream the following night like I’m watching a television sitcom, and I’ve altered the way my dreams were going many times. I’ve woken up out of my dreams covered in sweat, uncertain of what my reality is. Sometimes I’ve even felt angry because I didn’t want to wake up from my dream, but other times I’ve screamed in my dream, hoping to wake up. I do have a vivid imagination, so wonder if this is the reason my dreams are so vivid. Am I a candidate for inception?
Inception, are we ready for the start of a world where dreams do matter and influence our actions. We spend time attempting to understand the meaning of our dreams with therapists analyzing dreams and scientists studying the dream state in order to find out more regarding how our brain works. Is this education going to initiate the next step, a form of inception, by invading other’s dreams?
I enjoy following certain conspiracy theories, and do believe science and government communities only inform citizens about a fragment of what topics they’ve researched. Government espionage using CIA agents to invade and determine different country’s government secrets certainly exists today, not only in movies. Could the government be proceeding by experimenting on the power of the dream state, to further espionage? Using inception to induce a dream state, hypnotize, implant or extract secret data? Hypnotism using voice and electronics are realistic procedures being used in a regular citizen’s life, so why not regarding matters of government security? Chemical espionage, in the example of drugs, possibly truth serum is another method possible to invade a dream state. Can technological inception be far off? These are merely questions to make you think further about the possibility of inception being more than just a definition, a simple word, or a fiction thriller movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio, in his role as, Cobbs, in, “Inception,” gives an excellent performance, surely handing inquisitive minds food for thought. The entire cast along with the amazing special effects will only draw you in, making you realize dreams and reality only have a thin line between them.
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