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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Crossdreaming as a tool for exploring the future


All those fantasies expressed in day dreams and stories and movies and captions may be understood as scenarios about different futures. They may not seem realistic, that's so, but they still represents some kind of future fantasy.

"I find an ancient artifact in the jungle. I touch it. My body changes. I have to live the rest of my life as a woman."

Transformation stories open the door to another future where the crossdreamer is allowed to live out the dream of being and expressing their target gender.

Researchers are learning a lot right now about our dreams of the future, or "prospection":

What best distinguishes our species is an ability that scientists are just beginning to appreciate: We contemplate the future. Our singular foresight created civilization and sustains society. [...] The power of prospection is what makes us wise. Looking into the future, consciously and unconsciously, is a central function of our large brain, as psychologists and neuroscientists have discovered — rather belatedly, because for the past century most researchers have assumed that we’re prisoners of the past and the present.

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