Silicon senses

August 19, 2001 | Source: Wired News

“Silicon senses” could dramatically change the way we perceive our worlds.
Examples include a head-mounted device projects a high-resolution image directly on the retina, a robot controlled by the brain-stem cells of a fish, a computer that emits odor, and a laptop that translates spoken words into another language by searching sentences for keywords that provide a clue to their meaning.