A Big Whiff of the Future

A Big Whiff of the Future

Do you ever wander around your room and wish it didn’t smell so shitty? Well—in exactly the same way virtual reality promises an escape from your shitty life, this new technology will rescue you from the shitty odors of your own home.

At this point, we have covered many budding VR companies—each trying to revolutionize the world in their own way. Some are developing new tech for high-def visual experiences—even life-like experiences at that. Immersion Corporation is an entire company dedicated to bringing haptics—technology involving the sense of touch—to VR.

But none of that comes even close to the technological breakthrough we have here today.

Feelreal wants to take this experience to the next level, with their Feelreal smell-o-vision mask. They use a “scent generator” to release aromas so users can get a big whiff of the latest and greatest technology in the comfort of their own home.

Be distracted no longer by the smell of pizza and doritos, or whatever fell between the cracks of your couch a few weeks ago. Instead, Feelreal’s mask will transport you to the most realistic dimension of smelly good smells.

The potential of this idea is limitless. No longer do you have to take your Samsung Gear VR into the bathroom with you to SMELL the rancid odor of the sewer you’re crawling through in VR. Taste the cigarette breath of the grizzled character who was kind enough to offer you a side quest for a bit of coin. Bathe in the sweet aromas of Taco Bell while you fend off vicious zombies who are more interested in taking your smell-o-vision mask for themselves than in eating your brains.

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So Profit’s developers have already begun working on a SDK that may help monsters like Bethesda, as well as the lesser known indie companies, turn their vivid game sceneries into aromatic experiences express delivered up inside your nostrils.

With some recent questions surrounding the longevity of VR, this state-of-the-art game-changer is just in time.

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