Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
but then, you really wouldn't need the dreamboxes in the dream. They'd be extraneous.
They're a mental trigger, that's all. Could be a jack-in-the-box would work as well, if the mind expects it to work that way
. The conceit of Inception
is that the subconscious is more willing to accept a dream if it sticks close to what it knows of reality.