Smelly-vision

Mad readers will probably be aware of the desire of Big Tech titans to see their virtual reality dreams comes true. We have written about the nascent “metaverse” and its attendant issues, but a Vermont start-up thinks what the digital world really needs is scent. The writer says “for virtual reality to feel like reality, it needs smell.”… Read More Smelly-vision

Spirits in a material world

Worshippers of the Singularity gathered in Spain recently to discuss the religion of transhumanism. Attendees at the TransVision 21 conference listened to presentations about the promise of immortality as a cyborg, in a Matrix-style future. While that all sounds outlandish and far away, the basic tenets of transhumanism are quietly being accepted at a granular level. Eleanor Cummins… Read More Spirits in a material world