Imagine slipping on a futuristic headband before bedtime, diving into a world where you have the power to control your dreams. Prophetic, a neural-tech startup, is working towards making this dream a reality with its latest innovation – the Halo headband. Priced at an estimated $2,000, the Halo claims to induce and stabilize lucid dreams through the power of artificial intelligence. At the core of this dream-inducing device is Morpheus-1, Prophetic’s multimodal AI model trained on intricate brain data. The startup asserts that the model utilizes ultrasound holograms to stimulate the prefrontal cortex, a brain region associated with dreaming. Unlike traditional methods relying on written prompts, the Halo aims to revolutionize dream control using cutting-edge technology.
The user experience with the Halo is designed to be seamless. The wearer dons the headband before drifting off to sleep. Once the headband detects the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage, where dreaming occurs, it activates a series of instructions claimed to send signals to the brain, inducing dreams. Prophetic’s CEO, Eric Wollberg, emphasizes that the process happens autonomously while the headband is worn.
Despite the sci-fi appeal, questions linger about the practicality and safety of the Halo. Prophetic has opened registration for beta users, but as of now, it’s unclear whether the device has undergone successful testing on humans. The startup has not responded to queries regarding potential safety concerns, leaving potential users in suspense about the implications of such dream manipulation technology.
The concept draws inspiration from the realm of science fiction, reminiscent of the movie “Inception,” where dreams can be shaped and controlled. Prophetic’s Halo is a bold step towards commercializing dream manipulation technology, and the interest is palpable. Within hours of launching the beta program, over 400 users signed up, eager to explore the possibilities that the AI-powered headband promises.
As the line between science fiction and reality blurs, Prophetic’s Halo headband stands as a beacon of innovation in the realm of neural technology, offering a glimpse into a future where dreams might become more than just fleeting experiences of the night.