Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the National Dream Center
A: Clif High of www.halfpasthuman.com made the discovery in about 1997 that changes in language on the internet tend to preceed future events. He dubbed that 'new/citizen science' as predictive linguistics. Since George Ure shared a lot on that project, Ure thought it would be an interesting 'check' to see if there was any corellation between dreams and 'future events' since he'd personally experienced an oil/murder/fire/warehouse dream the night before the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Q: How Often is the Site Updated?
A: Daily - most times. Except when we're traveling, no time, etc.
Q: When Will My Dream Be Posted?
A: When a human has time to read & approve it.
Q: Why Not When I submit a Dream?
A: The internet is full of spammers. So one human has to look at all postings to keep this site's sponsors out of jail. Imagine is someone posted a 'dream' of an ill future for a highly placed public official and it happened. We'd be under the microscope and maybe worse. So we edit/delete anything we feel might expose us to liability.
Q: What Category Should My Dream Be In?
A: Believe it, or not, just do the first thing that pops into your head. The categorization of dreams is (at a weird computer geeky level) just as important a datum as the dream itself in some cases.
Q: Do People Make Up Dreams to Post?
A: We don't know. No way of telling. However, we assume 99.999999999% of humans have better things to do other than make up a dream which is going to be human-filtered anyway, know what I mean?
Q: Who Can Post a Dream and Is There a
A: Easy! Anyone can post. And better, it's all free - underwritten by a neat website called www.peoplenomics.com readers through their subscriptions.
Q: What's this site's underlying code in?
A: A little this (html), a little that (PHP), some of that (Wordpress) and a MySQL database tweaked off Noah's Classifieds code and yes, this site really went from concept to hot in about a week, but we keep adding things as we go along.
Q: So Dreams Have Meaning?
A: Probably, but because they are in vivid Dream States, the time references can get all hosed up and some of the details which right at a linguistic level (as in George's pre-Gulf Spill dream) down at the specific detail level all kinds of things right down to what you have for dinner influence your brain's immense processing horsepower.
Q: What Time is It?
A: Predictive linguistics has a peak in emotive 'building tensions' between now and around July 11th of 2010, and then a HUGE Mother-of-ALL tipping point event sequence November 8-12. You shouldn't be able to miss November. And you might see some 'release event' lingo popping around July 11th and then every few weeks till we get to early/mid November. Watch your dreams and Journal them!
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