07 April 2005
Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition
[quote name='http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18624944.600&feedId=online-news_rss20']IMAGINE movies and computer games in which you get to smell, taste and perhaps even feel things. That's the tantalising prospect raised by a patent on a device for transmitting sensory data directly into the human brain - granted to none other than the entertainment giant Sony.
The technique suggested in the patent is entirely non-invasive. It describes a device that fires pulses of ultrasound at the head to modify firing patterns in targeted parts of the brain, creating "sensory experiences" ranging from moving images to tastes and sounds. This could give blind or deaf people the chance to see or hear, the patent claims.[/quote]
This is pretty creepy.... but cool.
But I don't know if I would want billboards advertising in my head.
Edited by yanowhiz, 01 September 2005 - 04:47 PM.