Two Tokyo Dreams Last Night
Dreamed that in Tokyo were these huge machines moving everywhere, of all kinds. I was walking through them and quite acquainted with how to navigate through this area that looked like a shipyard, trying to get to a dormitory I was staying in or something. There were moving and construction equipment, high tech robots like those you’d see in a car production plant, and you name it, it was all there. There was this man that kept appearing and offering me things that he thought I’d want based off of AI algorithms and predictions, and it was always almost 100 percent right, like my favorite whisky or wine at the end of a day, or something that seemed appetising or my preferred entertainment or even friends, down to the very most intimate detail. I was talking to a girl I knew but didn’t know named Robin, who looked to be about in her 20’s and she was telling me how this new system was so personalized and pleasant, how her every whim was being brought to her at any moment. But at the end we both agreed it was not a very good thing, but pretty dangerous.
This dream is actually a repeat of a nightmare I had when I was a young boy, but this time seeing it again, the sea of endless machines and robots taking over the world, I was unafraid because I felt this closeness to a bunch of people around me who were also facing this system. Robin was one and so were a whole bunch of other individuals who seemed to be standing up awake to what was going on. We were still in the stages where the technology was serving us but it seemed that at any moment it could turn against us and then that we’d have to fight it.
The other dream I was in Tokyo with my daughter and sister in law plus a few other family members, and sure enough we came to the spot in Yotsuya where I met the Family in the first place. It was like all the timelines were coming back into one, and the place my whole story had started was coming back to me. I kept taking pictures of both the kids and the cityscape, demonstrating the Jesuit school Sophia University and the other landmarks around it, and I told them how strange it was the most successful Japanese movie in all time is also set right here, and this is where the boy and girl keep meeting.