VIDEO: Lickable TV screen created, now you can ‘taste’ the content!
The screen is also known as Taste-the-TV where ten canisters spray flavour onto a "hygienic film" which is rolled over the screen for the viewer to lick.
According to reports, a Japanese professor has developed a prototype “lickable” TV screen that can mimic food flavours.
How is this possible?
The screen is also known as Taste-the-TV where ten canisters spray flavour onto a “hygienic film” which is rolled over the screen for the viewer to lick. The Japanese professor is reportedly in talks with manufacturers about other possible applications of the flavor-spraying technology, such as adding flavors to toast.
? ‘Taste the TV’: A Japanese professor has developed a prototype lickable TV screen that can imitate food flavors https://t.co/JWVhiU94z1 pic.twitter.com/ZgxmfTf1Xn
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 23, 2021
What is the objective of the lickable screen?
Professor Homei Miyashita of Meiji University envisages a world of downloadable “taste content”. He believes that in the era of Covid-19, this kind of technology could enhance the way people connect with the outside world. Miyashita said:
The technology can be used to train cooks or sommeliers remotely. If made commercially, the TV would cost $875 (£735).
Speaking to a media outlet, the professor said:
The goal is to make it possible for people to have the experience of something like eating at a restaurant on the other side of the world, even while staying at home.
Netizens react to the lickable screen
Several people are wondering whether the middle of a global pandemic was the right time to launch Taste-the-TV.
Here’s how the Twitterati reacted to the lickable screen:
Spread the covid..
— The Sky Is Falling Again (@manofmanbaby) December 23, 2021
Covid be like pic.twitter.com/8K1z5lpzjt
— Emanuele Dolce ?⚫️ (@EmanueleDolce) December 23, 2021
— Yeff (@Jeffreee5) December 23, 2021
— Anders Wahlström (@AndersWahlstrm8) December 23, 2021
Oh humanity pic.twitter.com/6oHvSf3Zvk
— Sérgio_Arquiteto ??.??.?? (@Sergio_MGAlemao) December 23, 2021
Under sold it right there .. put something worth licking at least
— You’ve been klopped (@sukarno_01) December 23, 2021
very unusual concept
— Tom (@Tom989342911s) December 23, 2021
“The goal is to make it possible for people to have the experience of something like eating at a restaurant on the other side of the world, even while staying at home,” – The Professor. If you haven’t experienced a 5 star like Nobu then here you go, Lick away!
— StB.3624 (@SamTwum) December 23, 2021
It’s highly likely that this invention will get abused.
— Mead ? (@dearmeadowsky) December 23, 2021
Do we honestly think it be will limited to only food flavors?
— Майкл Джон Г. Онгсингко (@mjgongsingco) December 23, 2021
Professor Miyashita’s other achievements:
This isn’t the first time Professor Miyashita has developed something so unique. In the past, Miyashita and his students have produced a range of devices related to taste, including “a fork that makes food taste richer”.
The fork was demonstrated to a media outlet by a student. During the presentation, the student told the machine she wanted “sweet chocolate”. After a few attempts the order was sprayed on to the plastic film for her to taste. According to reports, it tasted like milk chocolate.
What are your thoughts on this? Please share with us in the comment section below.
People will use it for wrong purpose…..