Crowdsourcing is becoming an increasingly efficient means of funding, and with a big social dream, literally, behind his latest venture, creative/entrepreneur/TL friend Hunter Lee Soik has found the perfect pairing with Kickstarter to make it happen. 3 days in, it’s nearly 75% funded, just a few clicks away from reaching its goal.
The idea for SHADOW, a new type of alarm application, came to him after a nice long nap in Mexico, and years of strained sleep running his two previous startups. After recovering from the 25 hour feat, he realized that humans endure a sort of amnesia, forgetting the hours they spend away from waking life in dreaming sleep state. Science has proven how beneficial not only sleep is for our brain, but also the positive effects of dreams on our health. So, armed with this idea, Lee created SHADOW to aid us in our waking. In addition to the escalating alarms that gradually wake the user, the application acts as a personal platform to record what one dreamt about, alerting to patterns and common themes emerging over time. Then it stores the data in a cosmic computer community, according to user-set privacy parameters. SHADOW and its scientist-backed team will work behind the scenes to organize the world’s largest dream database, for which Jung would surely be proud. Kickstarter donors are determining for which operating system, iOS, Android, or Windows, it will be built for first (iOS is obviously winning).