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What does a computer mean in a dream
What does a computer mean in a dream
Since computers and laptops are such an integral part of daily life in the 21st century, it’s not surprising that they should appear in your dream.
  • A computer may represent being mechanical in your actions or unemotional.

  • If you are computer illiterate or don’t own a computer or laptop, it may be suggesting you need to learn to live in today's modern world or be more open to new ideas. You may be stuck in some old way of thinking that doesn’t apply anymore.

  • Working on your computer
    Dreaming that you are working on your computer or laptop may be job or work related and/or it may indicate that you are spending too much time at your computer.

  • It may suggest you have unfinished work to do.

  • It may be showing you how to do something or hold the solution to a problem.

  • Playing a computer game
    May suggest you are playing some kind of game in waking life or you may in competition with someone.

  • You may be playing too many computer games in waking life and/or you may be ‘practicing’ and learning how to play the game better.

  • If the game ends, it may be that some aspect of your waking life is coming to an end.

  • A computer virus
    May symbolize something that is bugging you in waking life.

  • You may be losing control of some aspect of your life.

  • May be advising you of the cause of waking life computer issues or a warning that you should update your virus and malware software.

  • May be a prodromal dream that is telling you that you’ve been infected with a physical virus and you are getting sick.

  • The Internet
    Dreaming of being on the Internet may represent your need or desire to connect and communicate with others or may represent your social or professional network or connections.

  • It may symbolize knowledge or a desire or need to learn something new.

  • May symbolize searching for something.

  • If you have lost your internet connection, there may be a miscommunication or a lack of communication between you and others; or you are otherwise unable to get your message across to someone.

  • Email
    Reading or receiving an email in a dream may represent a message from someone that you didn’t “get” in waking life and the dream is reiterating it for you. It may also be a message from your unconscious. In either case, the message in the email is important and should be heeded. You should also be sure to note the Sender of the email and consider replying or reaching out to them in waking life.

  • Writing an email or message may suggest there is something that you are trying to communicate to someone or that you should reach out and connect with someone. It may also represent a message from the unconscious.
Figures of Speech to Consider
These are some common idioms related to computers or laptops that may or may not make sense in the context of your dream. You may think of others which can help you determine the interpretation of your dream.
  • • That does not compute. (That doesn’t add up; something is wrong.)
  • • Fall in your lap. (Without any effort.)
  • • It's in your lap. (It's right in front of you or within easy reach.)
  • • In the lap of luxury. (You have enough money to live very comfortably.)
Questions to ask yourself
  • • What am I doing on the computer?
  • • How might this relate to some aspect of my waking life?

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