Japan has invented a lickable TV screen
December 23, 2021 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Tasty programming for the future. “Another step towards creating a multisensory viewing experience.”
posted by kinnakeet (27 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Please, no.
This must not be.
posted by Acari at 8:16 AM on December 23, 2021 [6 favorites]


I mean really any TV screen is lickable if you believe in yourself
posted by an octopus IRL at 8:18 AM on December 23, 2021 [43 favorites]


My dog would like this to be deployed as soon as possible with a full range of flavors for nature documentaries.
posted by deludingmyself at 8:18 AM on December 23, 2021 [13 favorites]


Anyone up for the taste sensation that would be Trainspotting?
posted by I shot a fox in Skyrim and it made me sad at 8:19 AM on December 23, 2021 [2 favorites]


The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!
posted by Aznable at 8:31 AM on December 23, 2021 [10 favorites]


This tastes exactly like coronavirus!
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 8:40 AM on December 23, 2021 [5 favorites]


Just, uh, keep an eye out for John Waters re-runs.
posted by They sucked his brains out! at 8:49 AM on December 23, 2021 [6 favorites]


Soon to be appearing in a Jimmy Kimmel opening monologue.
posted by y2karl at 8:49 AM on December 23, 2021 [1 favorite]


It’s a spray-on technology, so technically this is more of a flavour projector, since you could aim it at any lickable surface
posted by sixswitch at 9:17 AM on December 23, 2021 [4 favorites]


Just, uh, keep an eye out for John Waters re-runs.

Maybe this will result in the John Waters/David Cronenberg collaboration I've been waiting my whole life for.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:39 AM on December 23, 2021 [6 favorites]


Ugh. That's all.
posted by mermayd at 9:47 AM on December 23, 2021


This is going to take mukbang to an entirely new level.
posted by jonathanhughes at 10:02 AM on December 23, 2021


That seems.. unsanitary.
posted by wierdo at 10:25 AM on December 23, 2021


Baby steps to potato chips in our heads.
posted by They sucked his brains out! at 10:29 AM on December 23, 2021


any lickable surface

Challenge. Accepted.
posted by mrgoat at 10:38 AM on December 23, 2021


As usual, porn producers will be among the first adopters.
posted by delfin at 10:42 AM on December 23, 2021 [2 favorites]


In Feel-Around.
posted by kirkaracha at 10:43 AM on December 23, 2021 [1 favorite]


Great, now those fast food outlets, with touch screens can allow us to taste-test what we're about to purchase, and perhaps discover what's most popular
posted by Dub at 10:49 AM on December 23, 2021


“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

One would have thought COVID put a hard end to things like this but here we are.
posted by jmauro at 11:26 AM on December 23, 2021 [2 favorites]


My one nit-pick is they do the thing in the title where "Japan" has done this, but the article narrows it down to "a professor (and 30 students) at Meiji University in Tokyo" while most of Japan had no say in the matter.
posted by RobotHero at 11:33 AM on December 23, 2021 [15 favorites]


As usual, porn producers will be among the first adopters.

BoringHub
posted by y2karl at 11:49 AM on December 23, 2021


the article narrows it down to "a professor (and 30 students) at Meiji University in Tokyo" while most of Japan had no say in the matter.

Eh. If it was a prof and thirty(!) grad students at MIT doing this, I'd feel America had to own it.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 2:26 PM on December 23, 2021


Long live the new flesh! Death to videodrome!
posted by whir at 7:52 PM on December 23, 2021 [1 favorite]


Next stop: a lickable frozen pipe.
posted by y2karl at 8:07 PM on December 23, 2021


Ya know, then the Nintendo DS came out, I used to joke about the Nintendo LSD (with a lickable screen).

Now we just need to enable the ability to distribute lsd in little poppable packets on the screen (how many doses could fit in a thin layer as tiny micro pockets that can be ruptured up to the top of the screen?

Well come on Ninty, whatcha waiting for?
posted by symbioid at 8:14 PM on December 23, 2021


No. Just, no.
posted by dg at 9:23 PM on December 23, 2021


I am looking forward to Ben Shapiro tweeting "Something is wrong, this tastes like batteries."
posted by srboisvert at 4:33 AM on December 24, 2021 [1 favorite]


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