Sorry I didn't mean that REM lasts a few seconds, I mean a DREAM that lasted a few seconds as such can actually be hours. REM comes in cycles (as you showed in that diagram above) ... in fact you can work out your natural cycles I think by monitoring when you wake up and working backwards to when you fell asleep. But yes, REM lasts for 15-30 min depending on which cycle you're at.
Ash, you're 100% right and as I told you in person, that is my life dream/goal to develop something like that.
Autistic Savants is what started me on this whole path (10 years now!) and have developed some theoretical (and some prototype) models of this and have run it past Prof Allan Synder in Sydney (one of the top Savant researchers in the world and co-founder of Emotiv headset - which I was involved in beta testing and have a unit at home), as well as Prof Alex Kaplan from Moscow, who has similar qualifications. Both have so far shown more supoprt for it than I had expected (considering I don't even have a science degree!!! let alone postgrad neuroscience).
With nootropics (neuroenhancers) and more research into Savants (especially something called "Sudden Savant" - boy gets hit in the head - left frontal lobe area - with a baseball, becomes Savant) will soon produce technology that will get us very close to "I know kung-fu" I think... and I hope I am at development front of it, not just consumer front
ps. the company I started to develop my ideas is called Savant Learning Institute (grand name for basically me, myself and I
) but hey... one day... you never know!
Ash, do you know a forum Immortality Institute? Some interested reading on there - good articles too ... lots of crap, but I think that's a normal state of an online forum hehehehe