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Welcome To The Future With Jay Allen: The TV You Can Taste

By January 3, 2022 No Comments

A prototype “lickable” TV screen which can mimic food flavors has been developed by a Japanese professor.

This is a whole different type of interactive television, a tasty kind. A prototype of something called Taste the TV, or TTTV, is being tested in Japan. After telling the device what you want to taste, it plays video of the food while it whips up a concoction of liquids to strike just the right flavor balance and then sprays it on the screen to be licked off.

Professor Homei Miyashita of Meiji University, suggested it could be used to train cooks or sommeliers remotely. If made commercially, the TV would cost around $875.

He is reportedly in talks with manufacturers about other possible applications of the flavor-spraying technology, such as adding flavors to toast. The professor envisages a world of downloadable “taste content”.

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