The Israeli Bank Robber Who Can Record Your Dreams
December 3, 2011 12:40 PM Subscribe
"The moral of the story is: if someone asks you to rob a bank, say 'yes.'"
posted by zarq (11 comments total)
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)So.. this is really two posts in one. I wrote what follows first, then in searching for additional information about Dr. Cerf, found the bank robbery video on jwz. Think of it as a bonus for clicking [More Inside.] :)
"On October 26, 2010, Dr. Moran Cerf
was a UCLA neuroscience researcher whose project
, on the connections between single nerve cells and specific thoughts, had just been written up in the journal Nature
. Affirmation. Life was good. For a few hours. Then he made a verbal slip in an interview with the BBC and, before long a "dream recording machine,"
not of Dr. Cerf's making but bearing his name, had come humming to life and was careening across continents by way of Internet news sites and blogs
." What is it like to try and subdue a science fiction monster as it threatens to devour years of serious research? Dr. Cerf was interviewed by Collider
and KCRW's Unfictional
The project was covered on MeFi at the end of October
. (No dream recording machine reference in sight.)