Monday, April 1, 2013

Google To Add Smell-A-Vision To Your Computer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California --  After landing a man on the moon, it seemed to most Americans during the Space Age that 'scentivision' TV's were right around the corner along with flying cars and personal jet packs.    

Many can recall that such a scent experience had been artificially created with the smell of oranges in the GE Horizons pavilion at Walt Dinsney World's EPCOT in the 1980's which was a ride that demonstrated the perceived future of the 1950's.

"Photo-auditory-olfactory sensory convergence is a phenomenon that has been promised in science fiction for decades," said Doug Smith, Google Engineering Lead.   

Nearly fifty years later, disappointed baby boomers can now rejoice that they have lived long enough to see science fiction become science reality.

Google announced that it will introduce an entirely new search to the number one search engine in the world - smell.  "Go beyond type, talk, and touch for a new notation of sensation," said Google on its Google Nose Beta web page. 

As for the technological hurdles, Google revealed a technological breakthrough where its new smell search button can "seamlessly connect scent to search" because it has amassed a Google Aromabase that consists of more than 15 million scentibytes [the equivalent of more than a whopping 15 Megascents].  "Google search is incredibly powerful," said Google Nose product manager Jon Wooly.  

Google's announcement comes just days before the critical technological antic deadline of April 1, 2013 (April Fool's Day 2013).

According to the video below, the magic occurs when Google Nose Beta temporarily intersects monitor [screen] photons with intra-sound waves to emulate a particular scent.

The Google video below explains how Google Nose Beta works: