Codebreaker

We’re getting closer to the feelies!!

John Moe May 6, 2011

In Huxley’s Brave New World, you didn’t just go to the movies, you went to the feelies. It’s entertainment that stimulates your senses – sight, sound AND touch. That’s what your movie theater might be like this summer – if you’re in one of the 70 theaters around the world that have these fun chairs. D-Box Technologies Inc. has a movie theater chair that moves you when you watch a movie: “Motions range from being pitched forward, backward and side to side, to experiencing a momentary freefall when a character, say, leaps off a cliff. Seat-side controls let squeamish viewers dial down the intensity level of the experience–which on the highest setting can reach up to two times the acceleration caused by gravity.” Course, you’ll have to shell out a little more money than usual to sit in a seat that can move twice the speed of gravity.

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