Empress of Sol
Dream Learning involves a subject’s brain being attached to a computer and thus linked to an artificial reality. In this reality, the subject is able to interact with everything in their surroundings. They are often “encouraged” to interact with certain objects in the environment. This encouragement is simply an application of endorphins when the subject takes an interest in a desired element and begins to learn the lesson.
The subject experiences the learning process in full, however, they learn the new information, task or skill at an accelerated rate. Thus, a subject might pick up a pool cue and begin playing pool. Through the game and other characters in the artificial reality, they will learn all the rules of the game and how best to play and win. They will remember playing hundreds of hours of pool, when in fact the process might have taken a tenth or less of that time.
School children often spend weeks at a time in these artificial realities. Their bodies are kept functioning with food replacement IVs, nutritional supplements, exercise beds and electrical muscle stimulation. In the end months of learning can be accomplished in a few weeks of dreaming.
This is indeed dreaming. The subject is placed in a sleep state and the artificial reality takes over for normal REM sleep. Dream Learning has branched out as Dream Gaming. Members of poorer social classes often pay to play Dream Games on their short vacations. They will experience months, even years of vacation time. In the end, they return to their jobs refreshed, relaxed and often in better health due to proper nutrition and body stimulation. Dream Game addiction is becoming a rampant problem in large urban areas.