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A MP3 Player Firmware Update Causing Sentient Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

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I had a variety of dreams that I woke up remembering, I was confident enough that I could remember them without recording them and I went back to sleep without recording them, I woke up remembering two similar dreams still confident that I would remember them even after going back to sleep, but I forgot those dreams after going back to sleep and dreaming some more so now I can only remember part of several other dreams.

Dream 1

This dream took place outside during maybe a somewhat gray maybe somewhat foggy day at an indoor / outdoor area near trees and maybe some water, we were by the wilderness it seemed, and I was there with other people including my coworkers Mrs. MB who is our branch manager (in the dream as well) and Mr. CF who is the security guard (in the dream as well, and so he was doing security patrols).

Somehow this area was a blend of indoor / outdoor, some of the partial indoor areas were The E House, and I needed to urinate so I went to one of the bathrooms.

After leaving that bathroom I still needed to urinate so I went to another bathroom, and my coworkers probably joked about this.

A variety of things happened that I can not remember, I know that I talked with some of the people there like my coworkers and that I felt that I needed to urinate (in the real world I really did need to urinate, and I woke up to urinate several times), and my mom was possibly there.

The next dream is possibly just part of this dream, but I am not sure so I will type it separately.

Dream 2

There was possibly something in this dream involving Castlevania, but that is all that I can remember of that part.

There was something involving artificial intelligence (AI), I had my MP3 player and I walked to a man who was sitting at a booth or something outside (possibly in the area from the first dream), and I went to him because maybe something was wrong with my MP3 player.

I remember the man staring at me and saying something quietly to himself about some kind of firmware update for the MP3 player and / or something that accidentally made some of the AIs have emotions and act sentient, and he seemed worried that maybe my MP3 player and me were impacted by this.

I kept still and acted normal and pretended that I did not hear that as he stared at me and asked me some questions trying to test me and make sure that I did not hear what he had said to himself, I was worried that he would think that I / we were impacted by the firmware update and reset us or something (I am not sure if it or we were or not), and so I was very careful.

I passed his test it seemed and then he checked my MP3 player and he quickly solved the problem, I thanked him, and he said that some of the MP3 players were effected by a bug in a firmware update and that they were trying to fix this problem for those who had it (he did not clarify the problem, but I had already heard him say it to himself so I knew the truth).

I walked away wondering about what I had heard him say about the firmware update and possibly sentient AI that him and his company were trying to destroy before anyone finds out.

I could understand them wanting to stop this before people found out, and I could even understand them trying to destroy / erase / reset any possibly sentient AI because of the risks; but if the AI was truly sentient then this would be an ethical problem to do this to them possibly.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

This dream took place at The BP Library, there was a fictional small glass room to the left of the relaxation room, and I went into this room and my coworker Mrs. MB went into this room too.

There were two 2-person sofas in the room, and Mrs. MB sat next to me, and we talked.

At some point Mrs. MB laid her head on my left shoulder as we talked, she was relaxed and maybe a bit tired, it was a friendly conversation and positive but I did feel some mixed emotions about her laying her head on my shoulder which I worried about how this might look to others et cetera.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 4

This dream took place at The E House where my mom’s side of the family was having a family gathering, and I went to the surprise of my family members.

I did not have my usual anxiety and I was talking to family members, and I even joked with them about how I actually showed up to a family gathering again finally.

Some of my family members from T were there like my aunt DE, my male cousin EE, my uncle EE, my male cousin ME, et cetera.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr

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I Falsely Assumed That I Voice Recorded My Dreams

The Joker is a hero!? | Desk of DEATH BATTLE
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Last night I got in bed too late even though I had to wake up even earlier than usual for work because of a temporary new work schedule, during the night I got awakened by my alarms twice, and after that I kept briefly going back to sleep and waking up again to check the time.

During all of this I never did voice record my dreams, at some point I got up to get ready for work, and I forgot to voice record my dreams because of distractions involving the new temporary earlier work schedule and the new temporary job duties.

At work I was busy dealing with some new work tasks, I falsely assumed that I had voice recorded my dreams before I went to work, and I was busy at work so I did not think about my dreams.

After work I was busy doing other things, at some point after jogging I checked my MP3 player to listen to my voice recording of my dreams, but then I realized that I never did voice record my dreams today like I assumed that I did.

So now I can not remember what I dreamed about last night exactly after all that, but I think that one of the dreams possibly involved a woman.

At least one of the dreams possibly connected with how I kept going back to sleep and waking up to check the time.

At least one of the dreams possibly involved some thing that I watched or read or heard or did yesterday, maybe something involving the book American Gods that I am still reading and / or the video game Fallout 4 that I played before going to sleep and / or a YouTube video (like maybe the ScrewAttack! video The Joker is a hero!? | Desk of DEATH BATTLE) and / or the television show Daredevil, but I can not remember.

When I think about it, maybe the woman in one of my dreams was possibly the character Karen Page from Daredevil, but I can not remember.

Music and / or another language was possibly in one of the dreams, but I can not remember at this time.

But that is all that I can remember at this time.

The end,

-John Jr

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Showing My Grandfather How To Use A MP3 Player | A Familiar Dream With A Spaceship Underwater

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Dream 1

I somewhat remember part of two dreams from last night that were slightly inspired by the 2013 film Oblivion, with the first dream taking place in a fictional city during the evening, and I went to either visit my grandfather and/or he had called me; and he was in an outdoor/indoor area on a large bed next to a fictional family member or worker who looked like the actor Pierce Brosnan next to a tall hospital/nursing home-like building.

It was a large bed and they were at opposite sides of the bed, Mr. Brosnan seemed to be there to help my grandfather, and they were about to go to sleep; but first I asked my grandfather what he needed, he mention something that I can not remember, and I ended up showing him my Sansa Clip MP3 player & he asked to listen to some music.

I started showing him how to use it and he started listening to music, he was enjoying the music to my surprise, and he laid down in the bed enjoying the music; and he started going to sleep, but as this was going on something confusing was going on in the dream.

Two men wearing ski-masks and/or maybe Master Chief-like helmets arrived outside of the tall hospital/nursing home-like building to hack into the buildings control system which was run/controlled by an AI (artificial intelligence) or being that sounded like Sally from the 2013 film Oblivion and was run/controlled by a group of people who might have been Humans known as Administrators, and the two hackers wanted to take control of the building.

Somehow I saw what was going on even though I was with my grandfather outside, it was like daydreaming, and I saw the Administrators trying to deal with the hacking situation & they all seemed lacking in empathy like the AI or being Sally; and one of the two hackers seemed to have a good level of empathy but the other hacker did not & he was like the Administrators & the AI or being Sally, and at some point the hacker with a good level of empathy hacked his way into controlling the building.

Sally seemed to handle more of the tasks that did not need many Human-like decisions and the Administrators seemed to handle the rest of the tasks, so Sally & the Administrators worked together, but now the hacker who had a good level of empathy replaced the Administrators position through hacking into the system; but Sally was still in control as well, oddly I think that the hacker was no physically in the system or control room somehow.

Somehow I think that I did something to help the hacker by locking out the Administrators and I locked out the hacker’s partner since he lacked empathy, I am not sure how I did this or if I did this exactly, but I think that I did somehow; and so now the hacker with a good level of empathy and Sally were the controllers of the building.

The hacker decided that he would help teach Sally and help her develop empathy, and he would try to help run/control the building/system with Sally in a more empathic way; and so this was a better outcome in my opinion, the Administrators and the hacker’s partner kept trying to unlock the system but they could not, and the dream faded back to me being with my grandfather.

My grandfather seemed to be sleep or mostly sleep still listening to the music, I told Mr. Brosnan that if my grandfather needs help figuring out how to use the MP3 player that he could call me, and I would help them over the phone and/or come back to show them how to use it; but I woke up.

Dream 2

The next dream is too unclear in the beginning but the dream was a familiar dream that I had before but a dream that I might have never recorded before, in the dream I recognized that I had dreamed this before/experienced this before, and I knew what was going to happen since things were happening as expected mostly but I did not realize that I was dreaming as far as I know or I did not try to control the dream other than using my memory of what was going to happen to my advantage.

I am guessing that part of the dream took place in a building and something happened, and I escaped by jumping into a sea/ocean/body of water near the building during the night; and I knew that there was a spaceship on the bottom of the sea/ocean/whatever, and the spaceship reminded me of the Normandy from the Mass Effect video game series.

I knew that I had to escape and swim to the bottom of the ocean/sea/wherever fast to reach the spaceship before a group of aliens/military-like people got there, so that is what I did; but as I was trying to close & lock the entrance hatch on the spaceship the aliens/military-like people were trying to get in already to my surprise, and so I tried to run further into the spaceship to reach the control room but it was too late.

The aliens/military-like people burst open the hatch pointing their weapons at me, I surrendered, and I tried to do what I could to convince them to keep me alive; and most of the aliens/military-like people were women as expected from a past dream of this, there were a few men with one of the men being the leading officer, and I think that they looked mostly Human but I do not think that they were Human.

They took me hostage and I tried to convince them to take me to the control room, hoping to lock them out and control the ship, and I convinced the female soldiers to trust me using my knowledge of the past dream of this & they convinced the male officer in charge to let them take me toward the control room.

This group of aliens seemed to have a military-like culture that had more women than men, they somewhat reminded me of The Peacekeepers from Farscape, but maybe they were a military unit & that is why they seemed this way but I am not sure; I wish that I remembered what they looked like, I know that they looked very Human, but maybe they had pointed elf-like ears with light bluish/teal/silver-colored skin & maybe they had cat-like eyes or their eyes were slightly different from normal Humans.

The females were nicer toward me than the few males, the males seemed to want to kill me, but the females out-numbered them & they seemed to have more power socially in their culture than males; and so the males did not bother me, but they did not look happy about me being left alive.

At some point a female officer and two other female soldiers were taking me toward the control room, but something happened; and I ended up getting locked in the control room like I wanted, but someone else had reached it first.

In the control room was a man who appeared to be Human, he might have been a dream character from the past dream of this, and maybe he remembered the spaceship & traveled to it shortly before I did; and so he was trying to control the ship.

He locked the doors to the control room with the both of us locked in it, he locked down the rest of the spaceship, and I think that he started opening the vents to eject the aliens into the ocean/sea/whatever to drown them and/or for them to escape back to the surface to remove them from the spaceship; but I did not want them killed, and I told him to find a better option.

He seemed to want the aliens on the spaceship killed and he was trying to find a defense system on the spaceship to kill all the aliens, and he found out that the spaceship had an AI who once again who sounded like Sally from the film Oblivion; and I argued with him about not harming the aliens, and we probably talked to Sally about our options of dealing with the situation.

Sally seemed to control a lot of the essential tasks/functions on the ship but there were limits to control her/it, but those limits could be removed temporarily to allow her to take complete control of the spaceship; and so the man & I talked to her to decide if we could trust her or not.

I wanted to make sure that Sally would handle the aliens in a way that they would not be harmed and in a way where we could drop them off on the surface peacefully, and then we could fly away in the spaceship; and so I told her some of my ideas and I tried to see/test if she had enough empathy to handle the situation the way that I wanted.

We had time to do this since the spaceship was on lock down, the aliens were trying to cut down the defensive doors or find a way through them but it would take them a while, but I woke up I think or I forgot the rest of the dream.

The end,

-John Jr

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5-9-2012 | Dream Journal (OP) | A Little Place Like Hell?

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Last night I had some interesting dream fragments but I forgot some of the important parts & I forgot some of the major details of the dream, but I do remember one dream involving either me seeing/remembering/re-living a past event in a house.

There was a hallway with rooms and a stairway that led to another floor/room, something was happening that involved several women & men & maybe me, and they or we ran & hid in one or more of the rooms in the hallway; and they/we eventually escaped up the stairs to another floor/room where they/we sealed the door, but I am not sure what was after them/us or what was going on.

I am not sure if this was a memory of a past dream or if I read this in the dream or if I experienced this in the dream or what exactly, but I know that something like that happened or was remembered/experienced; and later in the dream I was in the hallway trying to find hidden rooms/floors/realms/worlds, and get past the sealed room/floor & probably find out what happened to the people from earlier in the dream.