- Rimmer, Timeslides Red Dwarf
Check out The touchy-feely side of telecoms 27 February 2005 New Scientist Celeste Biever
“At the end of March 2005 Samsung will release a mobile phone with a difference. Not only will it be able to send images and streaming video, but the phone can vibrate in such a way that you can add the sensation of a playful tickle to your text message, or make the person on the other end of the phone feel as if their handset has slapped them across the face. Welcome to the world of haptics - the technology of recreating touch and texture through artificial stimuli.”
Welcome to the world of haptics indeed. Seems I was prematurely impressed in my last post by the possibilities in measuring “the thrill” – and creating a response within a gaming context.
This is so much bigger – recreating touch and texture through artificial stimuli. Imagine a blog post that included sensation – imagine a blog post that responded to the “thrill level” of the blog reader” … imagine … And how long before we can include taste in this telecom virtual experience?
Figure that whole face2face thing will be redundant in my life time.
Note to self: Touch someone real right now …