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The Dream Master
Utopia
Dystopia
Non-invasive
Novel
BCI Name
neuroparticipant therapy
The Dream Master
First Published
1966
Form Factor
helmet
The Dream Master
dreams
control of the user
The Dream Master
Linking

This is a world ripe for psychotherapeutic innovations, such as the "neuroparticipant therapy" in which the protagonist, Charles Render, specializes. In neuroparticipation, the patient is hooked into a gigantic simulation controlled directly by the analyst's mind; the analyst then works with the patient to construct dreams—nightmares, wish-fulfillment, etc.--that afford insight into the underlying neuroses of the patient, and in some cases the possibility of direct intervention. (For example, a man submerging himself in a fantasy world sees it utterly destroyed at Render's hands, and is thus "cured" of his obsession with it.)

36%
Reality Factor
156yrs
BCI Forecast
49%
Neuroptimism
27%
Neurafictionality