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Dreams of Future Technology and White Mice

mouseI think it was Ysharros’ posts about caring for baby mice that must have subconsciously leaked into my dreams. There’s no other explanation for dreaming about mice that I know of.

You can think me odd, but I’m a huge lover of rodent pets – I’ve owned fancy mice and rats as pets since childhood, though I don’t have any right now. Rats are some of the best little pets I’ve ever had (no disrespect to my current cat, who is awesome), and I guess sometimes I really miss owning them.

So I had an odd and super-realistic dream last night that I decided to write about. I dreamed that someone developed a super futuristic tablet. But instead of having something like Siri or Google built into it as an assistant, it used free-moving, hyper-realistic holograms that you could command by voice.

There were different styles of holograms, if I remember, and they came with a docking station that was designed as a little house. Like, there was a tiny dragon hologram, and it had a little dragon cave.

Well, there was a white mouse hologram, and I fell in love with it. In my dream, this little thing actually scampered into my hand and up on my shoulder (like pet rats will). And I marveled because in my dream, I could actually feel the little feet and the slight weight of the creature. It moved and acted just like a living mouse. When I touched it, it was like touching fur. Everything about it was like the real thing, except I knew it was a technology-created illusion.

I wanted one so badly, and the dream actually was leading me to go and buy this tablet, just to have this illusionary pet. Yeah, I’m weird.

I thought in a dream, you’re not supposed to feel the sensation of touch, though? It was odd, because I could totally feel it.

Having a tiny dragon hologram at your beck and call would be awesome, too. 😀