What do you all think of the movie called Inception? I find it to be an entertaining movie with some intriguing concepts of shared, stable, controlled dreams. I am wondering if the premise of this movie has any realistic basis, not so much focused on the idea of "inception" planting an idea into someone's dream, but just the ability to 1)experience a stable dream where you can make choices and 2)share a dream. Have you done either one? Frankly, I find the premise unrealistic and the best approach is just go with the flow and enjoy the adventure and entertainment values presented. Here are some points: 1. In the movie what facilitates a shared dream? I believe it is the machine they are all hooked up to, but they don't say much about it. The architect in the movie creates a dream space, they even show drawings. Is the machine they they are hooked up to while dreaming loading the dreamscape into their minds or is it controlled by the mind of the "architect"? 2. How could you enter someone elses dream, where their dream controls the setting without your mind being able to change things? 3. Why would the target's brain be the only one injecting projections into the dream space? In the movie, Cobb had a real problem with a projection of his wife interfering in the shared dreams, but why would all the people on the street be projects from just the target's mind? 4. In a dreamscape devoid of normal physics, why would an injury be debilitating? Why would you need to breath air, when under water? Why would you age? 5. Are there any known instances of having a dream within a dream? 6. In a dream can you make choices, much less rational choices? Have you ever made a choice in a dream? Links: *Inception, Peering Into The Science of Dreams. *Shared Dreaming 101- honestly I'm not sure if this is ment to legit. *Lucid Dreaming. Regarding dreams I can attest that I have had full blown, full color, action dreams that seem real, look real, but it is like watching a movie. I don't remember making any real choices. I just react and events unfold. I'll add that when my dreams become uncomfortable, I have no problem waking myself up. I have died in dreams and I have defied death in dreams. In both cases the events were experience without emotion.