Flatline: literally a flat line on the screen of an intensive care monitor machine, indicating no brain or cardiac output.
Jules Verne (1868-1905) is often referred to as a 'father of science fiction'.
His literary works include Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Around the World in 80 Days (1873), From the Earth to the Moon (1865).
Verne mixed imaginary adventures with the romance of science.
"Dreams, they feel real while we're in them right? Its only when we wake up then we realize that something was actually strange." Cobb, Inception 2010
Wasps interacting in the hive form more complex behaviors as a collective than as individuals.
This threshold consciousness may induce afterimages or hallucinations or other sensory experiences known as the Tetris effect.