Nano dreams - more than a reality?

Nano dreams - more than a reality?

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 4 - Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Nanosciences and converging sciences

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
Brain-computer interfaces are created to manipulate dreams and parts of society become addicted to this alternative quest for utopia and false states of euphoria are created. Dream manipulation becomes a priority for parts of society and reality is neglected. People spend less time socialising as they are spending more time in the "dream world", and the population decreases as there is limited opportunity to date, marry or have children.