Move the fvck over Willy Wonka. A Japanese professor/inventor has created a prototype television that can imitate flavors.
This is scratch and sniff stickers turning up to eleventy-billion.
Taste the TV (TTTV), as reported by Reuters, ‘uses a carousel of 10 flavor canisters that spray in combination to create the taste of a particular food. The flavor sample then rolls on hygienic film over a flat TV screen for the viewer to try.’
Gotta say, I’m not too sure I am interested in this.
But… the inventor thinks it will create a more complete viewing experience.
Meiji University professor Homei Miyashita said, “The goal is to make it possible for people to have the experience of something like eating at a restaurant on the other side of the world, even while staying at home.”
Miyashita worked with a team of 30 students and has produced a variety of flavor-related devices, besides just a TV. They invented a fork that makes food taste richer (consider me a doubter on this).
He said he built the TTTV prototype himself over the past year and that a commercial version would cost about 100,000 yen ($875) to make.
He also added that this would be good for training and distance learning for sommeliers and cooks, as well as tasting games and other cooking competition shows for viewers.
Pretty sure that I am not interested in this.
I am certainly not going to be headed to Best Buy to try it out…