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I go snorkeling with a young couple in what appears to be tropical waters with brightly colored fish. Suddenly, the situation changes and we have to get out of the water and escape from someone who is looking for the woman's husband. She puts on an enormous raincoat and he hides under it, and she begins driving away in an antique, decorative car. She tells me as they leave that they reason her raincoat is sticking out so much in front is because she's pregnant.
(shift) I'm looking at a barren landscape that's sepia toned. I become somewhat lucid and WILL more things to appear behind the low hills on the horizon -- first a large temple, and then some skyscrapers, and finally tall mountains. As each thing appears on the horizon, though, it demonstrates atmospheric perspective quite realistically, with the things that are farther away looking dimmer and dimmer. I note that EVERYTHING is sepia-toned.
Then I wonder if somewhere out in space there's a world that's dented in, and where the dent is there's a giant ocean. I'm trying to materialize the image of this in my dream (a cartoon like planet is starting to form in my field of vision) when I suddenly realize that's exactly how our world would look if you took all the water away -- there would be huge dents surrounding all the land masses that are familiar to us. [after I woke up I remembered that I have seen a computer simulation of what our world would look like if the water was stripped away].*
link to potato-shaped earth
Then I think, what if there was less ocean? How would a world like that look? [after I woke up I thought of this map]** --
The geoid approximates mean sea level. The shape of the ellipsoid was calculated based on the hypothetical equipotential gravitational surface. A significant difference exists between this mathematical model and the real object. However, even the most mathematically sophisticated geoid can only approximate the real shape of the earth.