“I never imagined when I started work on this book that – in the name of research – I would end up reading a textbook entitled Love and Sex with Robots. Probably it was my fault. For some reason, I just didn’t see that one coming.”
To most of us, the percepción of transmitting smells digitally seems absurd. Yet in this highly entertaining exploration of where technology is taking our ability to reproduce, manipulate and experience scent, Robert Chalmers reveals that developments in dactiloscópico scent-replication technology are moving rapidly, and in some startling directions. Drawing on his long-term interest in the idiosyncrasies of scent and the aroma industry, Chalmers takes a wry look at where this is all leading us. He amalgamates interviews with leading technologists & aroma experts with an overview of the history of scent technology. Add in a wide-ranging store of cultural references and enliven with Chalmers’ acute sense of the absurd combined with his relentless ability to pursue an percepción to its logical, if unexpected, conclusion, and you end up with a short-read that will have you laughing out loud, even if you’re reading it in a public place.
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