Friday, May 7, 2010

Non-Scents: Why would you want text messages that smell like bananas?

An oPhone docking station.
    (May 7, 2014) Oh great: Now those callous manipulators in the laboratory of nasal domination are trying to enlist us to send "scent messages" (via text, tweet or email) and play olfactory "tunes."
    Our lives are already awash in synthetic chemical aromas and flavors, which can affect our immune, respiratory, and endocrine systems, and are intended, in some cases, to influence our moods and behavior.
    This is worse than Big Brother -- it's Big, Seductively Delicious-smelling Brother, cynically tickling your fancy and messing with your most delicate brain regions. Isn't it starting to make you sick?