Sony Scares Me

Sony has just patented a theoritical approach to sending images, smells, and feeling to the brain.

From CNN.com:

The U.S. patent, granted to Sony researcher Thomas Dawson, describes a technique for aiming ultrasonic pulses at specific areas of the brain to induce “sensory experiences” such as smells, sounds and images.

This is the future of video games?! I do admit it is cool to think about, but just as equally scary considering it’s only 2005. I’m going to wait a half century or so. Does anyone remember the Playstation 9 commercial Sony made about brainspores? They made it right after Playstation 2 came out. Maybe they weren’t joking.

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