Sony aims to beam sensory information directly into the brain…
The technique could one day be used to create video games in which you can smell, taste, and touch, or to help people who are blind or deaf.
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.
A Sony Electronics spokeswoman told the magazine that no experiments had been conducted, and that the patent “was based on an inspiration that this may someday be the direction that technology will take us.”
Well, I think that if this ever becomes possible, it should be heavily regulated. It could be a very dangerous tool in the wrong hands.
I certainly wouldn’t like to buy a game system that ends up playing with my brain instead of me playing with it.
The fact that someone can use this technology to screw around with people’s heads is really scary and unacceptable.
Anyway, I do think that other medical uses for it, that can help people with certain disabilities, can be a really great step forward for mankind.