posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 09:23 AM
I was on CNN this morning, and I found an article on fingerprint study and their assistance in improving robotic/prosthetic hands. Using the
vibrations from the ridges on an artificial, rubber fingerprint, they could more accurately send the sensory information back to the nervous system.
Then I started thinking... one of the greatest hurdles in total immersion virtual reality is simulating the full range of senses. Would it not be an
amazing experience to feel as though you've been teleported to another place where you can feel the soft grass on your feet, and smell the fresh,
warm summer air? Sure this is a long way off...
I'm curious to know if anyone else has come across other, new advancements in the scientific/technological communities that could potentially apply
to this extreme virtual reality system? What do you think are the repercussions we face as a society if you could just plug yourself into a machine
and experience anything you desire. Would it just lead to happier people? Would people always be plugged in?