Liquid Dream II is a program that uses a Microsoft Agent Character called Merlin who talks to you, does reality checks, guides you into meditation, and reminds you that you are dreaming whilst you are dreaming; giving you full conscious control over your actions in your dreams. If the matrix uses electrical impulses to fully control what you dream, then this program is the first step in the thousand mile journey of achieving this by using a text-to-speech engine and some hypnosis / mind programming to directly influence the content your dreams. After a few days of using this program, Merlin basically pops up in your dreams (at night when you are sleeping) and speaks any pre-input text to you, giving you the ability to act it out. If you take this a few leaps further (add visual interaction and maybe also touch and then find a way to "read" the dream aswell, instead of just "writing" to it), then it seems extremely likely that something like the matrix could be completed in a couple of years. I doubt it would end up turning into a power plant, but rather a new type of game where you and your mates connect and meet up in a common dream world governed by IF statements and using the brain as the processor (then you have the capacity to instintantly create AI). And once you become skilled enough, you can maniualte the coding and have abilities like Neo... Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!