Sony Patents Technique of Beaming Info into Brain
If you think video games are engrossing now, just wait: PlayStation maker Sony Corp. has been granted a patent for beaming sensory information directly into the brain. The technique could one day be used to create videogames in which you can smell, taste, and touch, or be used to help people who are blind or deaf. The US patent describes a technique for aiming ultrasonic pulses at specific areas of the brain to induce “sensory experiences” such as smells, sounds, and images. A Sony Electronics spokeswoman has said that no experiment had been conducted yet, and that the patent “was based on an inspiration that this may someday be the direction that technology will take us.” What do you think about this product? Would you buy it and do you think it will have as high as a demand as the other PlayStation products?