Led by the Nose: The future of smell in a virtual world

Led by the Nose: The future of smell in a virtual world
By Robert Chalmers

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“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 idea 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 digital scent-replication technology are moving rapidly, and in some startling directions. Drawing on his long-term interest in the idiosyncrasies of scent and the perfume industry, Chalmers takes a wry look at where this is all leading us. He amalgamates interviews with leading technologists & perfume 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 idea 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.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #999387 in eBooks
  • Published on: 2014-09-10
  • Released on: 2014-09-10
  • Format: Kindle eBook

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5Great writing: fun and informative
By paula mirk
Who knew a tech topic could be interesting to me? Great writing: fun and informative!

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5Robert Chalmers is not only a profoundly beautiful writer, his humor and perception are worth following ...
By Tick Pyne
Robert Chalmers is not only a profoundly beautiful writer, his humor and perception are worth following to the ends of the earth. Reading this is delight. Who ever thought such a subject might be so compelling? Chalmers could take reading a phone book (do we still have them?) and make it compelling. I smell a hit here and only hope many, many others will sniff their way through its deleriously enticing pages.

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5I loved Chalmer's previous 2 novels and this was no exception
By Rocky Doldrums
I loved Chalmer's previous 2 novels and this was no exception. He mines the often overlooked parts of society and does so with a wicked sense of humor. Whether you are familiar with Chalmer's previous works or not, I highly recommend you pick up "Led by the Nose".

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