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Friday, May 27, 2005

SONY want to mess with your brain!!

"I'm scared Dave and pretty soon - you will be too!!!"

SONY Patent Emotions...

Sony Entertainment is, even while you read this, trying to obtain a patent for a device which will activate specific emotions in the brain. The device will adjust neurons in the brain so people can play games or watch movies whilst having their emotions - fear, adrenaline etc manipulated in order to “maximize” the experience.

Imagine movies and computer games in which you get to smell, taste and perhaps even feel things... That's the tantalising prospect raised by this patent. The technique suggested is (you'll be gald to hear) 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 too - or so they claim...

No - I don't want to even think about how this technology might used to enhance the enjoyment of watching certain films cough *One Night In Paris* cough... Do you think they are looking for testers??

Darkmatters: H O M E

1 comment:

Slaine said...

I'm already experiencing certain emotions at the very thought. But maybe the devlopers should watch 'eXistenZ' before going any further!

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