Smelly Consoles In The Future?

" At present, research into technology part-funded by the Ministry of Defence will allow computer simulations to release odours in to the air to teach recruits the importance of smells..."

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Smelly Consoles In The Future?
 
At present, research into technology part-funded by the Ministry of Defence will allow computer simulations to release odours in to the air to teach recruits the importance of smells on the battlefield. The presence or absence of smell is intended to be used in training British Army recruits to assess the area and the potential danger that may or may not lie ahead, enabling them to react to the situation accordingly.
 
Often overlooked and underrated, our sense of smell has a powerful effect on behavior. Certain smells are able to brighten our moods and lift our spirits. Take for example the smell of freshly cut grass in the summer, or a warm cup of coffee on a dreary winter's evening, even the smell of perfume pricks up our smell receptors and changes our mood in an instant.
 
"So how does this relate to consoles?" is probably what you're thinking. If the technology proves to be successful, then Microsoft and Sony could use the technology on their next consoles in the next 3-5 years. In its current form the ‘scent delivery system’ can hold up to 8 small pots of wax which have had smells chemically embedded and are released into the air via four fans. If the technology does make a go in the console arena you may be loading up the likes of Far Cry 2 and finding yourself immersed in the aromas from the African jungle environment, or the stench of burning rubber as you tear up the track on your favourite racer.
 
As exciting and revolutionary as this all may sound, it's not without its problems. With only eight slots for smells at the moment, it would be difficult to implement the technology in consoles without it becoming a gimmicky feature of the next gen. With consoles generally getting smaller and more compact, adding more to them in the way of features isn't an easy task to embark on. To be successful on consoles at least 5 different smells per game would definitely add variety and longevity to the system, and drum up the interest of gamers. If game developers got in on the act, and a recognised system for distributing the varying smells for their games was put in place, then a big future for the technology could be on the horizon.
 
 
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12-05-2009, 15:58:13

Bungral
Yeah, some Aussie dude got over 700MHz with it.

What happened to link 2?

Also link 1 doesn't go anywhere for me :)

well it is a popular board over @XS.IIRC that board holds the record for the higest FSB I think

linky 1. spot http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=400241---on a E8600 as well
3. spot http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=399351

12-05-2009, 16:02:35

nepas
fixed link

there is no link 2,I worded it wrong,those are what number in the world they are

EDIT:just noticed the names on the validations,I thought that Youngpro had the top spot.

12-05-2009, 16:08:59

Bungral
Yes mate, Youngpro does have the FSB record:

Linky to 724.89MHz

12-05-2009, 16:11:51

nepas
look what board as well,lol.It is a sign surely?

12-05-2009, 16:15:08

Bungral
I know and that's the only reason I'm looking at it to be honest. Looking for a good clocker. Not fussed about bells and whistles, just want to crank this chip up high.

That said I'd be tempted to replace the stock cooling with something a little better.

look what board as well,lol.It is a sign surely?

12-05-2009, 17:16:58

TonyG
Keeping an eye on this one,to compare it with my other rig.

12-05-2009, 17:21:21

Bungral
What rig is that one?

12-05-2009, 18:33:35

TonyG
Msm2[ATTACH]3101[/ATTACH] abit blurred just sorting pics out.

12-05-2009, 19:06:32

Bungral
oooo get clocking it or is it not ready yet?

12-05-2009, 19:23:24

TonyG
Sorting cabling out plus adding another gfx card soon.
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