Wearable tech gone wrong

In case you’re totally dead inside and have zero imagination, MIT Media Lab has come up with a wearable, augmented book that tries to physically make you feel the characters’ feelings as you read the story; otherwise known as “sensory fiction”.

sensory fiction

Note that the story is appropriately titled “The Girl Who Was Plugged In”.

The book is covered with sensors and hooked up to a vest worn by the reader to produce physical sensations. Depressed protagonist? Time for some moody lighting. Scared? The vest inflates itself so that it’s tighter.

It’s like we know how to do all these amazing things but are not sure what the hell to do with it. Technology is the answer, but what was the question? 

This needs to be on whatthefuckismywearablestrategy.com. 

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