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May 4th, 2000

Digital Smell

We’ve got sight and sound. While we don’t have touch, we will have smell soon.

I first read about DigiScents in Wired a number of months back, and was immediately intrigued. It is an incredible idea, and it looks like DigiScents can pull it off economically and practically.

Imagine the possibilities!

While playing High Heat Baseball, you can smell the fresh cut grass and the burning wood of a bat. While looking at the Burger King site (I know you check it daily), you can smell a burger on the grill. And come on, imagine that you log on to buick.com and get… new car smell!

Of course, there’s always the question of abusing that new technology… but I think it could be used more for good than evil. -pm

Posted in Technology

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday May 4, 2000 -- 3:53:17PM
A related link.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Thursday May 4, 2000 -- 5:20:42PM
Wow, DigiScents will have competition for scent delivery! Neat.



FROM: ryan
DATE: Thursday May 4, 2000 -- 5:29:31PM
Also, we *almost* had touch on the web. I saw their demo at WEB'99 (when they were called FeelTheWeb) and was moderately impressed. It seemed then as a much better application for gaming versus the web (though the ability to "feel" a pair of pants was neat).




FROM: Rob
DATE: Friday May 5, 2000 -- 9:35:12AM
Just THINK of what all them porn sites could DO with this technology.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday August 21, 2000 -- 11:22:03PM
As a follow-up to Ryan's comment about "feeling" the web... Logitech announced the iFeel.

iVomit over the name.

What will it be good for? Games, as Ryan says, are probably the coolest idea. It might be good for shopping online. Outside of that, and the usual art-based stuff, I can't think of practical applications. Anyone?



FROM: Old Fezziwig
DATE: Tuesday August 22, 2000 -- 9:03:42AM
Porn.
-Old Fezz



FROM: Aaron
DATE: Tuesday August 22, 2000 -- 4:23:53PM
Just think of what kind of website Mr. Odorama himself, John Waters, might put together.



FROM: deepu [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday August 22, 2003 -- 1:38:04 pm
digital smell



FROM: Mervyn
DATE: Thursday December 9, 2004 -- 5:40:27 pm
Pfffft....
sniff sniff



FROM: sandeep jaidka [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday December 27, 2004 -- 12:00:50 pm
Blow these pirates of digital smells already chew up a lot of money ,
The real patent is USA 6152829 product to be dispalyed at CES 2005 IN Las Vegas from 6 to 9 Jan 2005.
No more pirates please ,kindly verify the patent number of any product or new invention you publish,lot of people loose lot of money and individual inventors have to suffer,
For details log on to http://www.savproducts.com .

Regards
Sandeep Jaidka
Inventor



FROM: SY
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 1:04:57 am
Better transmitted through mobile phone....



FROM: Paul
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 1:06:04 pm
Interestingly Japan's already working on this for real.

Downside:

"But so far, the machine is too big to be portable — it measures about the 1 meter by 3 feet by 2 feet."

That's pretty big.



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