Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

One Day You'll Be Able to Touch, Sniff, and Taste the Entire Internet

Illustration for article titled One Day Youll Be Able to Touch, Sniff, and Taste the Entire Internet

Wish you could touch, sniff, or lick something you see online? This concept will eventually make that wish come true as it spits out a scented flavor strip while you slip your hand inside the device to cop a feel.

Advertisement

I know I can't be the only one thinking that this device, dubbed Sense, would be used in combination with some not-so-safe-for-work websites, but it's absolutely brilliant even if you skip those applications.

Advertisement

Basically the device would recreate temperature, roughness, softness, hardness, and pressure in order to let you "touch" whatever's on your screen, while a special "smell and flavor-ink micro-printer" would print out lil' wax strips which melt on your tongue for a flavor and scent-filled finish.

I don't think I could see myself using this thing on a regular basis, if it ever gets made, but there would definitely be some potential for a few hours of amusement and virtual boob-squeezing. And maybe something less productive, too. [Design Blog]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

What does Giz smell like?