Inception || Your mind is a crime scene!
What can come to mind when it comes to modern theft? It has become a necessity for every profession to adapt to today's changing conditions supported by technology. Of course, seeing theft as a profession can be seen as a strange and socially moral loss of value. If we go back to the initial question, attacks with "Trojan horse"-like viruses against our technological products that we use as a wallet may fall within the scope of modern theft. Or the "ransom virus" that holds our information in our electronic products hostage can be considered within the same scope. However, in the Trojan horse example, valuable assets are stolen, while in the ransom virus, the desired value is consciously paid in order to gain access to the devices with the information held hostage.
The reason why we are talking about all this is the film Inception, in which Leonardo Dicaprio, who I think showed great acting, starred. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan. Released in 2010, the film's duration of 2 hours and 28 minutes is even insufficient considering the subject matter.
Dom Cobb (Leonardo Diceprio) appears as a modern thief. But this theft is not like stealing someone's wallet from someone's pocket or breaking into someone's house and taking their valuables. It has nothing to do with the technological thefts I gave above. By entering people's minds, he steals their secrets that they do not even tell their closest ones. You can think of it as someone entering your mind and taking the password of the safe containing the valuables you own. How accurate would it be to accuse the person who took the valuables lost as a result of the password you voluntarily gave as soon as it entered your subconscious mind of theft? Obviously, it is a difficult question to answer.
Dreaming is a game that our subconscious plays on us during sleep. While our body is fixed where it sleeps, we can be anywhere with the effect of the dream seen in the subconscious mind. Most of the time we don't even remember the dream we had. One of the suggestions given to remember the dream is to write down the dream you saw as soon as you wake up. As soon as you wake up, the dream ends.
In the film The Inception, they use dreams to penetrate people's subconscious and reveal the secrets they keep hidden. They achieve their goals by entering the dream of the targeted person and creating a reality there. The majority of the film takes place with dreams during sleep.
While watching the film, I said to myself; "Wow friend! They made a film from where they were sleeping and locked me in front of the screen with my eyes wide open and a mathematics expert".
The reason I say this, of course, is that they made me focus more on each frame in the film in order to follow the extraordinary flow and flow of the film.
The general theme of the film is not the secrets that Dom Cobb and his team steal from people through dreams. In their last job, they are asked to do the opposite this time. Instead of entering people's subconscious and stealing their ideas, they are asked to place an idea that does not exist in their minds.
The task is exactly; to enter someone's subconscious mind, place an idea there and make the idea grow!
This task is difficult because it requires dreaming within a dream. During the dream, which will consist of 3-4 layers, they take tranquillisers because they need to sleep more absent-mindedly, which means that it will be difficult for them to wake up. Not being able to wake up means that when they die in the dream, they will remain in Purgatory and will not be able to return to real life forever.
I jokingly said above that I became a mathematics expert while watching the film. The reason for this is the layers created for dreaming within a dream. Time works differently in each layer. For example, 10 seconds in the first layer is 3 minutes in the next layer. And the next layer is 60 minutes. In each layer, time progresses 20 times slower than the previous layer.
I don't know how much the dialogues in the film reflect real science. I know the difference between dream and astral travel. While the dream is a game of the subconscious mind during sleep, astral travel is a journey with the mind while awake. Although the film deals with dreams during sleep, it reminded me more of astral travel.
I am not interested in dreams and dream interpretations, but the film The Inception makes you wonder about dreams and subconscious in terms of mystery, science fiction, action and adventure. Perhaps it will have more impact on someone who is interested in dreams.
When I imagine adapting the subject covered in the film to real life, I get a perfect result and I am a little terrified. When you start to create something that does not exist, you can be in an open-ended limitlessness. Creating a city the way you want and placing the reflection of the people you want in it is perceived as achieving the "creative" feature. The film shows us that this is possible in dreams. When we dream, we do not have the ability to shape and direct it. We suddenly find ourselves in a place and we are in a scenario whose progress we do not know until we wake up. And our role depending on the functioning of the scenario ends as soon as we wake up.
What if we had the ability to create in dreams like the character Dom Cobb, would we want to wake up?
I strongly recommend those who have not seen the film to watch it.