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AI dream #26: a new human breed. Cement their years if you kill them

I was in an abandoned area near Ancona. There was a new breed of dangerous humans in the world. The landscape was made of huge, plain parallelepipeds. Hiding wasn’t easy.

I see people from the past, people I didn’t want to see and I wonder if they were the new breed. A humanoid arrives from nowhere, running fast like a dog, his eyes are black. I fight to kill him and I win. I cut his hands and feet in thin slices, and I cement his ears and eyes so that he can’t hear and see from the afterlife.

My parents are sitting at a table, they show me a video of myself when I was a teenager. I tell them I still have the same clothes. They tell me I am a different person. I say I would hate teenager-me, but I take it back as soon as I see my parents pleased by my statement. I tell them that I still take a medicine from back then, they get very worried about how I sourced the medicine, who helped me, if I can inject it properly. 

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AI dream #25: irresistible talent, improvised revolutions and snake bites

I was heading to the border between Germany and Austria, I see Munich. I take a photo of the Neuschwanstein Castle, but the photo turns out to be of a wasteland. I am puzzled. I send the photo to my younger brother. I am happy to see my high school German teacher, she is less happy to see me. I understand she likes me but she needs to play the bad cop role.

I find myself somewhere dark, I see a neighbour from when I was a kid. I say hi. She has four kids and she dares me to guess which ones are her kids and which are her brother’s. I suggest I guess their age instead: 3, 9, 12 and 12. Two snakes bite my ring finger, it swells. I go back to my table (although I wasn’t coming from a table) and I see Clara Popolo, I am so happy to see her! We start cracking the best jokes, we are so hilarious that a camera crew gets close to us. I don’t want to be filmed, I cover my face. The director tells me off and the cameraman starts dancing with his camera while recording. Big fancy cars pass in front of us and I start booing them, everybody around joins me in a improvised revolution against the bourgeoisie but I soon realise it’s a funeral procession. I tell everybody to stop booing and I wonder what I had against those people in the first place.

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AI dream #24: black triangles land

I was in a world made of black triangles. There is a boarder between two countries, the context is a harbour. Android-Tom is in charge of checking my documents. My neighbour Barbara is at least 20 years older, she is mopping the floor of an old building which is supposed to be mine. A kid tries to communicate with me but we don’t speak the same language. I like his hat. There is an arcade game, I want to play but the kid gets in the middle, he is very annoying.

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AI dream #23: the peeing panther at the dentists’

Richard, Peter and Danilo are work at a new project about GUI, using a new software. Somehow, the project is also about finding old watches. I listen to their presentation, trying to grasp how it works and see if I could help. The headquarter was in a filthy flat in Soho, the floor was uneven and everything was dusty. It was Francesco’s flat.

I am housesitting somewhere I have never been before. The owners are some family friends, both dentists. I am there with Ljudi. We weren’t told there was a panther in the apartment. It’s time to go to sleep and we discuss what to do with the animal. If we close the bedroom door, it may feel trapped and act crazy. If we leave it open, it may get close to us while we are sleeping. We decide to leave the door open and sleep in the corridor, standing. The point is that the panther will think we are awake.

I fall asleep while standing and the panther wakes me up with gentle but damn scary bites. I try my best to understand what she wanted. Was it the light? Did she want a different room? Did she want a blanket? The more I tried the more she was getting nervous. Finally, I understand she probably needed to pee. I find a balcony, we are now at my grandma’s. The panther pees, standing on the very edge of the balcony. I remember when my grandma and my aunt used to tell me to stay away from the edge of the balcony.

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AI dream #22: a wonky fortress for the wife of Bruno Vespa

My brother Diego tells me he has been asked to take care of Bruno Vespa’s wife while they are in town, because she had a face injury. I wonder what’s the connection between the journalist and my brother, and I reckon it must be through football. The couple is supposed to arrive on a cruise ship and my brother tells a little girl to prepare a room for the lady. The little girl uses plastic bricks to build what looks like a wonky fortress. I advise Diego to supervise the little girl.

Hello, World!

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AI dream #21: the sockets are on fire, drop the coffin

At my grandma’s house, the sockets were on fire. I try to extinguish the fire with a bottle of water.

I tell Nicla to call the firefighters, but nobody is listening so I call them. Someone answers my call and tells me the fire is not dangerous and I shouldn’t get worried. I scoff and ask for their name. It’s my cousin Jacopo. I ask him if he realises how dangerous the situation is with two old ladies and they’d better hurry.

I tell Zia Sunta not to worry and I show her I am in charge of the situation, because I am extinguishing the fire with my bottle of water.

We are then at my parents house, in what used to be my childhood bedroom. My mom’s sisters help me move a small, white coffin from my bedroom. The handles are made of gold. It’s hard to manoeuvre and I am directing them. Both of them, one after the other, drop the handles. I tell them off and I grab all the handles myself. It’s surprisingly light.

I go back to my grandma’s home and I see a guy from my childhood years, building a burial niche for Zia Sunta. He is doing a messy job and I try to fix it. I ask Nicla if she had thought of covering the raw cement and bricks with some marble. She says now it’s time to fix the mess, then later we’ll think about aesthetics.

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AI dream #20: the price is right that never aired

By chance, I meet Cristiana at the supermarket. I borrow her car and drive it with my father.

Someone is organising a tv programme about cooking and tells us to participate, Cristiana and I get bored after a minute and we spend the time chatting. We pay so little attention to the tv programme that we don’t realise the presenter is introducing us to the audience, and we keep chatting.

I find and old newspaper article with a photo of my grandma, holding a telephone in one hand and a cigar in the other. The title goes “Lady from Collemarino answers The Price is Right”. I interpret this as an article about my grandma answering the phone saying “The Price is Right” instead of “Hello”, assuming that it must have made the news back in the days. My father explains to me that she was actually called to take part in the TV show “The Price is Right” but the episode was never aired.

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AI dream #19: bargain tiramisu and a tacky Lamborghini

I was walking with Vale and Robi, heading towards via Scosciacavalli, where I knew they were selling tiramisu at €1 per slice.

Then I woke up and I told my dream to Ljudi. When I feel asleep again, I go back in the dream to check if they were actually selling tiramisu at €1.

I have to go through a shop, Ljudi tells me she doesn’t want to say hi to somebody who is having an affair with someone else, she doesn’t want to get involved. Leaving the shop, I notice there is a green Lamborghini parked outside. The plate is BOBJAM. I say “cute!” but Ljudi says it’s not stylish at all. It was tacky, but I liked it anyway.

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AI dream #18: the past and the prophecy

Someone is showing me their home. There are at least 5 bedrooms, all with single beds. One of the bathrooms is so big that you feel alone in it. Zia Sunta was there, she was younger, she looked like she used to look in the ‘80. I am so glad to see her alive, we chat and I don’t tell her that she was going to pass away. She shows me a pendant on her necklace, with a date engraved: November 1st, the day she passed. Had she known all along?

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AI dream #17: the baby who disappeared in the grapes before a big improvised sale

During a family reunion in Collemarino, we find a new baby. He must have been only a few weeks old. We lose sight of him, but we could feel his presence in a bowl of fruit, particularly in the grapes. I say to my aunt Nicla: we gotta find him. So we go to what seemed to be her old apartment near the main square of Collemarino. She opens the door and the alarm goes off. I try to talk to the guard of the alarm system company, but the speaker is old and I can’t grasp what he is saying. Hundreds of people enter through the main door and go near a big table where a lot of objects were tidily displayed. They were Nicla’s belongings. She looks at me, questioning me with her eyes on what we were supposed to do. Solution: we start shouting “everything is on sale for €2!” And we laugh.

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AI dream #16: a new truth and a bad sun stroke

I was back in my hometown, wearing high heels and a towel. We pass through an electronics exhibition and I play with a giant TV screen with a really bad resolution. It’s supposed to be used in meetings. You need a big room for that.

To go to the second floor of a building, I need to pass through a narrow entrance between two thick pieces of glass. It’s so hard and I almost lose my towel. I look around me while struggling, and I see the people from my teenage years. I become alert.

Once I manage to enter, I see a long table on the right and a group of people sitting in a large circle on the left. I try to reach the toilet by walking across the circle of people. I fall. I enter the toilet, I realise the towel is completely dirty and my skin is ruined from a bad sun stroke. Layers of skin are falling down and I realise I am in my teenage years. I don’t want to leave the toilet. I wonder what to do and I am mad at myself. There’s a new truth in me: I am there to see that I needed strong adult women to contain me and my behaviour.

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AI dream #15: hip hop Vivaldi. Breaking in for hygiene anxiety

In a narrow room, I was dancing Vivaldi on a hip hop base. My feet were moving so fast, I was impressed with myself. Flavia, who despises me, compliments my improved dancing skills. It’s raining outside and when I look outside the window, I see an apartment full of sheep and I get anxious about the hygiene standards of that flat, so much that I break in. To my surprise, all the surfaces were clean. I realise that I have to get out without getting caught.

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AI dream #14: it’s raining snowboarders

My father and I were at some retreat with loads of people wearing white. We end up in a very small room where we were invited to perform parkour moves, one at a time. He wasn’t feeling well, so we leave the room right after watching someone perform.

We end up in a room on top of a high tree, it was raining and the roof was leaking. People were banqueting, the atmosphere was dark.

I find myself against a stream of people running towards me in running gear. It’s all very confusing and it gets worst when people wearing snowboarding gear start falling from the sky all around me. Some of them land and start snowboarding, the vast majority of them die. 

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AI dream #13: film with locals. Don’t steal my grandma’s tomatoes

My whole family from my mother’s side, alive and dead components, were together at the beach. Someone was shooting a movie and my family was taking part in it: one would cook for the crew, one would help with the scenography... I think of writing an article about how filming in non conventional locations could help local economy prosper and give a other-than-Hollywood touch to the movies.

My grandma is pissed off at two Tesco delivery guys who try to steal her tomatoes. She opens the door with two pickaxes and she beats the hell out of them. I help her, because she is right.

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AI dream #12: the night I got locked up to an open air prison with Lady Gaga

I am having dinner with Donatella Versace, who quickly gets bored of me. I think “fair enough, I don’t even understand what you are saying”. Lady Gaga enters the room, a bit agitated. I get close to her and I happily introduce myself while telling her to calm down, because it’s going to be a great night. Katy Perry enters the room. Gaga attacks her.

I find myself locked in an outdoor jail in the countryside, with Gaga. The reason for our lock up is her attack to Katy Perry, of which I have little memory. Despite the absence of any walls, we still cannot leave. A guard gets close to me and hides a note under a rock. I read it in secret, knowing that Gaga would have freaked out seeing me reading it.

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AI dream #11: the orphanage where I shot Lea DeLaria

I am in an orphanage with 12 black kids, they are tearing their hair out. Lea DeLaria enters the room and walks toward me, with a threatening look. I shoot her, but I realise soon that I am shooting blanks. I have so many bullets, all useless.

Change of scene. A male adult, a teenager boy and an infant girl share a single bed. The adult and the teenager have a wet dream and when they wake up their sperm goes on the kid pyjamas. I observe the scene from up above.

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AI dream #10: the forgotten audio tape in Collemarino

Two pale and bold midgets wearing a red lipstick give me a small audio tape, one of those in use in the ‘90s to record voice mails. They tuck the cassette below a windscreen wiper in a white car parked in the main square of Collemarino. It’s important that I take it, but I forget about it. As soon as I remember it, I go around the streets of Collemarino looking for it. Eventually, I find it.

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AI dream #9: the falling aunt, the toy Lamborghini and the left wing dead man

I buy three tiny and powerful cars for my grandparents, with a spacious trunk. They are happy driving. My aunt could finally walk, she decides to climb a rock by the sea, with no balustrade, she is staggering and falls while I tell her to grab something to avoid falling. She falls from a huge height but she manages to stand back up and limping, she walks away. What a relief.

I am in a big school with a bar where you could drink. I go to the toilet, all the doors are broken and you could hear people chatting from one toilet to the other.

There’s a tiny toy Lamborghini…it works! I decide to use it. As soon as I hit the road, people surround my Lambo at each traffic light, it’s impossible to drive it. I decide that I’m not gonna buy it.

I end up in a house with Sergio Marcelli, who complains about ammonium traces in the toilet. He is smartly dressed, he was going at his father’s funeral. He prepares a sandwich with tuna and beans, I have some with him. I listen to him telling me the story of his father, a left wing labourer who used to work 14 hours a day.

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AI dream #8: save the unknown mobster

Tina fey had a horse, I would brush him while she was resting in a small bed. The horse was not used to having other people around.

In a small overcrowded village someone gives me the chore of injecting a powerful medicine in the gum of a mobster. I have to find him in a nearby hospital, t's so challenging to walk with the syringe and not sting any people nor spilling the liquid. I find the hospital, it's almost abandoned, how will I recognise the mobster?

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AI dream #7: Mother. Family. Neighbours. One stranger, the police, two small persons.

My family and my cousin are sitting at a table, we all have to say a nice thing about the person sitting on our right. My mother keeps interrupting and we all laugh. My brother joins us and tell my other brother he should drink less. The police breaks in to my neighbours’ home, crashing open their patio door. An old Indian lady tries to enter my home, but I don’t let her in because she was having a mental breakdown. Two midgets show their genitals under a glass table.
 

Apologies for the use of "midgets", which I have learned in some cases could be perceived as offensive.

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