Forget Be In The Game, How About Let The Game Be In You?
from the talk-about-intrusive dept
It appears that Sony has now patented the concept of beaming sensory info directly into your brain without requiring any kind of invasive surgery or anything (phew!). They claim it could be used in video games either to add in sensory info like smell and taste, but also to provide richer gaming experiences for deaf and blind people. While there is something both fascinating and creepy about this idea, it seems like the sort of thing that would have plenty of uses outside of the video game world -- and those might be a bit more impressive than just letting people really jack into a game. Anyway, since patents don't actually have to be based on something that actually works, this idea is... well... mostly just in someone's brain.