For all that the Internet has provided people with, it is still a shallow replacement for real life interactions; yet inventions like the Digital Taste Interface hope to close the gap between the two realities. As its name suggests, it is a simulator that will allow people to essentially taste the internet. It does so through the use of electrodes that fool taste receptors by reproducing salty, sweet, sour and bitter sensations.
Developed by researchers at the National University of Singapore, the Digital Taste Interface could very well be the future of cooking shows, video games and more. According to Fast Company, Dr. Nimesha "Ranasinghe and his team have also been working on a digital lollipop--one that tastes as sweet as the real thing, but without the cavities or calories--and a project that transmits tastes over digital communication."
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