(Have no idea what this is in reference to? Read my earlier explanation.)
At long last, someone invents “the dream VCR.” This machine allows you to tape an entire evening’s worth of your own dreams, which you can then watch at your leisure. However, the inventor of the dream VCR will only allow you to use this device if you agree to a strange caveat: when you watch your dreams, you must do so with your family and your closest friends in the same room. They get to watch your dreams along with you. And if you don’t agree to this, you can’t use the dream VCR. Would you still do this?
On the one hand, I am not embarrassed of whatever my subconscious may be concocting - on the other, I feel like dreams are very boring to other people, and I’m not sure I would want to put my loved ones in a position where they had to sit through all my internal mumbo jumbo just so I could take a peak at forgotten hallucinations.
That said, maybe dreams are only boring when you’re retelling them; watching them may be very interesting. Come to think of it, so long as everyone else was on board so I could watch their dreams too, I’m in!
On a more topical note — VCR? I know, this book was published pre-DVR, but still… you’d think the author at least would have thought of DVD or camcorder.