Smell-O-Vision 2015?

Via the NYT:  Scent Received, With a Tap of a Smartphone.

A)  Who wants this?

B)  The technology is inevitably going to lead to teenage boys texting farts to their friends.

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. ernieyeball says:

    Just remember, you started this.
    Slim Pickens RIP

  2. Franklin says:

    And you thought ink cartridges were expensive. Now instead of having to buy a new color cartridge because you’re out of red, you now have to buy one because you’re out of bacon smell.

  3. Franklin says:

    Oh, and no, I don’t trust any device that intentionally pumps chemicals into the air.

  4. Hal_10000 says:

    Did they not learn the lessons of “smell o vision”?

  5. dazedandconfused says:

    “All send”

  6. rodney dill says:

    Instead of Like or Dislike we’ll be able to assign scents to comments.