Sony Patent Real Life Matrix

    April 7, 2005

Sony has filed a patent that protects technology developed to implement something closely resembling a real-life Matrix.

According to New Scientist the entertainment giant has filed a patent protecting a system that fires ultrasound at the brain to stimulate senses of movement, touch, taste and smell…

The technique suggested in the patent is entirely non-invasive. It describes a device that fires pulses of ultrasound at the head to modify firing patterns in targeted parts of the brain, creating “sensory experiences” ranging from moving images to tastes and sounds. This could give blind or deaf people the chance to see or hear, the patent claims.

Weird eh?

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