Move Over iPhones, Here's oPhone

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    May 07, 2014 12:34 AM GMT
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    Two oPhones in a docking station.

    NYT: Tuesday begins the slow rollout of oNotes, a so-called “scent messaging platform” from which all sorts of olfactory miracles are supposed to unfurl, including a device, out in early 2015, that will deliver scent messages (via text, tweet or email) and play olfactory “tunes.” Don’t scoff: the oPhone is no overpriced Febreze dispenser. One of its inventors is David Edwards, a bio-engineer at Harvard and the founder of Le Laboratoire, a celebrated “collaboration” hub in Paris, who has been exploring the far edges of food and technology with products like edible packaging and inhalers that deliver shots of taste and aromas. He’s a bit of rock star, or to mix imagery, Willy Wonka with lots of venture capital.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/garden/scent-messaging-wafts-in.html?hpw&rref=garden
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    May 07, 2014 12:45 AM GMT
    So I take a picture of myself at a cofeeshop and people who click on it get a whiff of coffee scent?
    Who would use this?
    Why not spend the time effort and venture capital finding a cure for Malaria? TB?
    Sigh. Seeing shit like this makes me sound like a geezer!
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    May 07, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
    I'm ruled by my olfactory sense, so I'd probably like this.
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    May 07, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
    The sense of smell is very influential.Studies have shown that workers are more productive when they are exposed to lemony smell.
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    May 07, 2014 1:07 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidSo I take a picture of myself at a cofeeshop and people who click on it get a whiff of coffee scent?
    Who would use this?
    Why not spend the time effort and venture capital finding a cure for Malaria? TB?
    Sigh. Seeing shit like this makes me sound like a geezer!


    +1 What a waste of bio-engineering skill.
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    May 07, 2014 3:01 AM GMT
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    I could totally turn that into a bong for two.. icon_cool.gif
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    May 07, 2014 4:23 AM GMT
    lol his VC's must be idiots
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    May 07, 2014 6:25 AM GMT
    Are any of you coming up with this? Could any of you have come up with this?icon_wink.gif
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    May 07, 2014 2:48 PM GMT
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