The forthcoming oPhone creates artificial smells, if you're into that kind of thing. Credit: The forthcoming oPhone creates artificial smells, if you're into that kind of thing.
Credit: Vapor Communications

Besides creating infinite energy and colonizing other worlds, being able to smell different stuff whenever you want is one of the great goals of science. Imagine a world in which you could sniff a pizza when there is no actual pizza in the oven. It’d be the single greatest achievement in human history.

Well, break out the history books. Make way for the appropriately named oPhone, which allows you smell whatever the person you are talking to is smelling. It draws from a database of over 300,000 smells, and yes pizza is included. It works by combining aroma components derived from various fragrance cartridges.

Of course, something this Earth shattering must have a catch. The oPhone isn’t out yet, nor have the makers achieved final funding. They’ve taken to crowd-sourcing site Indiegogo to make it happen. You can pre-order your very own for $149.

 

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