Ever heard of a mobile phone that can smell or taste? We haven’t either, although we’re very much aware that mobile devices today can already “see” and “hear” you through cameras and microphones. Phones can now even “feel” your touch, since touchscreen-enabled devices are increasingly becoming popular, and are beginning to edge out those with physical keypads.
But in the future, our smartphones might be able to smell and taste us, with new sensors being developed by smartphone manufacturers. IBM actually predicted that in five years’ time, our mobile devices will be able to mimic the five senses: touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell. This technology might just be around the corner.