Apple computers are known for being user- friendly and are preferred by most artists. One may appear in a dream to spark your creative side. As the apple represents wisdom. this symbol may indicate that it is time to go ahead and use your wisdom to create something beautiful.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A symbol of mental discipline and the ability to coordinate. Help at work, impersonal perfection, indifferent precision; what is missing is the soul and the emotions. Warning: too career-oriented.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A PC may reflect your concerns about work. It may metaphorically stand for the ability to process information or for brain function. Problems with your personal computer may point to difficulties in processing data internally or in thinking clearly.
For example, losing text may represent forgetting impor tant information. Accidentally deleting something may Indicate your losing information or forgetting ideas that are critical.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The computer dream is one of personal understanding and as such should be viewed in conjunction with all the other signs in your dream.
The computer can also represent discipline and coordination to the dreamer, if the dreamers job involves the use of a computer then dreaming of it would be telling you that you are too wound up in your work and need to back off on the heavy work schedule.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of a computer represent your unique access to the universal mind. Throughout all eastern religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, the Goddess Religions, even Masonry, there is the belief in the one supreme mind and being that interconnects us all.
The computer is often used as a symbol of the one mind and your desire to connect and express yourself to others. See Internet.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of a computer, pay careful attention to the other symbols in your dream.
The computer is saying “put the pieces together to understand the overall meaning.” Also, if you use a computer a lot during your waking life for work or play, your dream could be telling you to get outside more and take a break from the screen.
If you dream of someone hacking into your computer, there is a sense that your privacy is being invaded. You may be overwhelmed and have the feeling that you are at the mercy of another. Also see “Computer Game”, “Computer Virus” and “Computer Mouse”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are playing a computer game, represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Sometimes this dream also is suggesting that you are trying to escape from problems in your real life.
If you dream of being a character inside a video game, it means you are feeling controlled by others.... My Dream Interpretation
Difficulty in controlling the mouse on your personal computer may suggest that you are losing control of the direction of your thinking. It may signify confusion. It may also indicate that you are acting like a mouse rather than a lion, a little too timid for your own good.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Because of the ease with which computers can file, son, cross reference and present information, a great deal of work has been done in analysing the content of thousands of dreams (The Content Analysis oj Dreams, Hall and Van De Castle). As computers are an everyday pan of many homes, we can easily use them to gain insight into our own dreams. Two areas of help are as follows.
We can enter many dreams, then with a program such as Seeker or Masterfile, easily scan through them to see the frequency of dream themes. This approach to dreams—self insight through a series of dreams—is explained by Hall in The Meaning of Dreams. Important issues in our life and development occur as frequent dream themes, and are easily seen using a computer.
The program Brainstonn (Brainstorm Software Ltd) makes cross referencing dream symbols and associated comments easy. Using this program, if one dreamt of a tree and wrote one s associations, then six months later dreamt of a tree and entered this, the program instantly reminds you of the past reference to tree and can display it. Gradually a reference base of your own dreams and comments can be built up and quickly scanned. Such comparisons help to form a personality profile of yourself or others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The brain is not a computer, but it has the power to compute.
The word computare is Latin, and comes from putare, to think. Neither is a computer anything like a human brain. But there are parallels. Christopher Evans, a psychologist, computer scientist and world authority on microprocessors, says the brain and computers are both information handling devices, taking impulses which in themselves mean nothing, like sound waves, and processing them. It is also his theory that both computers and the waking-brain function are taken off-line to re-program. Our behaviour responses and information bases need bringing up to date with any new experience and information that is relevant. In the case of the computer, off-line means having modifications made to programs, in the human it means sleeping and dreaming, the dream being the powerful activity of review, sifting and reprogramming. Thirdly, the brain and computer use programs. In humans, a program means a learnt set of responses, values or activities, such as walking or talking, but including more subtle activities such as judging social or business situations.
If, as Christopher Evans believes, dreaming is partly a period of revising and updating responses, insights and skills, then by working with the process one can make it more efficient.
The background for this statement is that many people have recurring dreams which change very little. Looking at this from the programming’ view, the attempt to revise is thwarted. But individuals can free such ‘stuck’ dreams by using dream processing.
Also, as some dreams are obviously a synthesis of experience and information gathered over a lifetime, the dream process is much more than a computing function which sorts new information and updates. It is also capable of creative leaps through synthesis and conjecture. J.B. Priestley’s dream of the birds (see religion and dreams) appears to be a massive synthesis of things observed over a lifetime. It also depicts a brain function like computer simulation, which takes information and forms it into an expenmental view of possibilities arising from the thousands of millions of separate bits of gathered data. See ESP in dreams; creative and problem solving dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Can simply be the son of pleasure we feel on listening to music; the impressions left on us by events, people, and therefore memory, but often memory integrated by the unconscious into insights; the impression we might leave behind at death—what remains of us; the impression we would like to give others. Idioms: for the record; track record. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream that you or your computer have a virus, then this reflects betrayal, violation, and your fear of being invaded by a negative influence. This dream is telling you to set clear boundaries with people in your life that are not watching out for your highest good and to take precautions to defend what is precious to you. This dream may be a warning to take precautions to protect your assets in a more secure way. See Firewall and Sick.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of an infectious virus has the connotation of us having caught a contaminant or had it passed on to us. Our emotions and feelings may be out of sorts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile