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Why did the team need to go so deep into dreams in the final mission?

The team's purpose was to create an "inception", to plant an idea or thought in a dream that would be accepted by the target subject as one of the subject's own ideas. Only in this way would it successfully embed in that person's belief system, and affect their way of thinking in real life. An idea placed in a "shallow" dream level is more easily detected by the subject as an intrusion, as not their own. By suggesting the idea to the subject (Fischer) at the shallow levels, the team hoped to encourage Fischer's own subconscious projections to feed him the idea instead, and so make it more believable for Fischer. With increased depth, Fischer began to feed himself the idea that they presented. This is also known as the power of suggestion, or hegemony (See Wikipedia's article on cultural hegemony, linked below).» Improve this Answer

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