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Offline 8086

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oPhone Duo - scent based messaging (wut?)
« on: July 12, 2014, 04:14:57 pm »
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ophone-duo

Flexible funding, $150,000 goal, 10 people involved (at least).

Something doesn't seem right...and that's before even considering the ridiculous concept.

Some sort of scent cartridge/mixing device...send scents by messaging...assuming you have the right cartridges, that is.
 

Offline miguelvp

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Re: oPhone Duo - scent based messaging (wut?)
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 04:43:01 pm »
Cruder attempts have been around for a while and the technology is maturing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_scent_technology

Of course you will have to create your own smells if it's something that is not in the database already.

Edit: but it will probably fail like the iSmell did because the use cases are ridiculous low.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2014, 04:47:21 pm by miguelvp »
 

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Re: oPhone Duo - scent based messaging (wut?)
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 04:51:55 pm »
What? Someone copied my two year old idea of Fartatalk? Man, these Indigogo people know no shame.
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Re: oPhone Duo - scent based messaging (wut?)
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 08:01:35 pm »
I guess, they are just taking the infamous "fart app" to the next level.
 

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Re: oPhone Duo - scent based messaging (wut?)
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 06:28:02 am »
 :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD
We need it !!! :-+
 

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Re: oPhone Duo - scent based messaging (wut?)
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 07:53:27 am »
Not sure why this is ridiculous, are farts the only application people can think of?

Thanks in part to E-cigarrete companies who are dumping millions into scent R&D this sounds quite doable using current tech, at least they're in a much better position than previous projects.
 

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Re: oPhone Duo - scent based messaging (wut?)
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 09:27:12 am »
You just gave me a fantastic idea for a stretch goal on my Kickstarter campaign! If I get to €1,000,000 I'll add a small spark generator to ignite farts, so that the user can enjoy the classic "light my fart" joke whenever they feel like it!

Well don't stop there, coat it in thorium dioxide and you could be the creator of the world's first Fart Flashlight app (as well as give a new, genuine, meaning for "radioactivate fart")
 


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