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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dream Ideas

What happened to me, seems to be pretty normal. We are creative when we sleep. In 1924, Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, had been grappling with a problem of stitching for his machine, when he had a dream one night.  He dreamed he’d been captured by a native tribe and ordered by their king to complete the construction of a sewing machine.  By visualizing holes in their spearheads, he awakened with the solution – an eyehole in the needle point.  The insight led to the successful implementation of the sewing machine. Another example:
While working on a model of the atom, physicist Niels Bohr dreamed of a planetary system with electrons circulating around the nucleus.  The Bohr Model of the Atom, along with his other works, led him to a Nobel prize in science.

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