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name of dream: warming technology 1

 

two of the dreams last night featured a cylindrical object about half a metre tall and approximately the width of an average-sized clenched fist

 

in one dream it was a portable heating device

 

anything combustible could be dropped into the top of the cylinder and the device, which didn't weigh hardly anything, would convert it to white heat

 

at the bottom, there was a slide-across flap that went around half of the width of the cylindrical device and was about seven or eight centimetres in height

 

when the flap was open enough heat came out of the opening to make toast or marshmallows and if the area it was in wasn't much taller than a person and not more than a couple of metres wide it was efficient enough to warm four or five people in an impressively fast time

 

the dream was set in a small courtyard which had three or four or five-storey buildings which surrounded the courtyard on four sides

 

the courtyard itself was not more than five metres across

 

people were gathering and the merits of the device were being talked about as this sequence of the dream ended

 

addenda

 

time-tense: probably past tenses

 

qod 3.4

 

qos 3.5

 

p

 

vividness 3

 

stand-out moment:

 

2nd dream: name; sound technology 1

 

in this dream, the cylindrical object was a portable p.a. and a music player

 

my girlfriend and me were enjoying being the centre of attention which is what we became every time we turned the device on

 

on this occasion, we were sitting in an empty part of a very large cafeteria which could cater for a couple of hundred or more people

 

the nearest people to us were fifteen to twenty metres away

 

we chose a popular piece of music and slowly and subtly increased the volume of the music and balanced the volume of our voices so both were at the same volume

 

it didn't take more than seven or eight seconds for heads to start turning in our direction

 

the trick to playing music which people twenty metres away can hear without it being obtrusive is to have high ohmage speakers

 

i first became aware of the merits of high impedance speakers when i was about twenty-two

 

i was friendly with a sixteen-year-old boy called julian and we both lived in muswell hill in london

 

shortly after becoming friends he took me to his home

 

we went to his room

 

it was sparse but had style

 

he turned the music on and i became confused

 

i could hear the music only too clearly but couldn't see where it was coming from

 

all i could see was the stereo system, a deep alcove with shelves which had books and a t.v. on them

 

there were two radiators, one either side of the room, and the sofa i was sitting on and there may have been a picture or two on the walls

 

after eight or nine or ten seconds i had to ask: "where's the sound coming from"

 

he pointed to the radiator nearest to me and said "there"

 

the vast majority of you will be familiar with what a speaker looks like but very few of you will be able to visualise an electrostatic speaker

 

will let you delve into the technicalities of them for yourself

 

the thing about them which is relevant to this dream is their clarity and their ohmage

 

typically, professional speakers are eight ohms, electrostatic are sixty-four

 

what does that mean ?

 

i bought the speakers from julian a couple of years later for £55

 

in the summer when the french doors to the garden were open and the family were moving between the living room and the garden people would comment that the sound of the music was as clear at the far end of the garden as it was in the living room

 

the beauty of high impedance speakers is that the volume stays the same at greater distances away from the speakers even when the music is being played softly

 

this is what was drawing peoples attention to the music and the voices of my girlfriend and me in the dream

 

they could hear what we were saying in a normal tone of voice twenty, and more, metres away !

 

addenda

 

time-tense: future tenses

 

qod 3.7

 

qos 3.5

 

p

 

vividness 3

 

stand-out moment:

 

dreams 3 and 4 only vaguely remembered

 

the first an x dream

 

the second was something to do with deciphering

 

notes 1

 

an x dream only partly remembered !

 

must be getting old

 

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