ScentScape, based on something that should be left for dead

Yes folks, your eyes are not deceiving you.

That image above is indeed the cutting edge version of of the stupid idea of smell-o-vision but this time connected to your computer so you can smell what you are doing.

From Scent Sciences Corporation the ScentScape is an innovative digital scent delivery system that is connected to your computer using a USB cable

Besides sounding downright fancy, it seems to be pretty easy to use: You simply plug it into a USB port on your computer and, with a supported game, the appropriate scent is released when the time comes. There are 20 “basic scents” included in each replaceable cartridge, among them pine forest, ocean, flowers, and smoke — so, at least in this version, there’s no need to worry about what will happen when wandering into an area akin to The Great Mighty Poo’s cave in Conker’s Bad Fur Day.

via 1UP

There are reasons that stupid ideas die ignoble deaths but for some reason some of them come back to haunt us.

So would you want one of these hooked up to your computer so you smell digitized human sweat while playing Call of Duty or something?