A wearable sleep-tracker designed by an MIT team could give people the power to shape their own dreams

By Susie Neilson 

Tomás Vega wanted to dream about Oompa Loompas. 

The technology engineer — and self-proclaimed wannabe cyborg — has been developing a device with other researchers at the MIT Media Lab that could help people shape their own dreams. So when he tested it himself, Vega recorded the Oompa Loompa song from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," and instructed the device, called Dormio, to play it to him as he drifted off.

Sure enough, Vega told LiveScience, his semi-conscious mind conjured the iconic scene.

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