Technology Moves Us Towards the Real-Life Matrix

In The Matrix movie trilogy, humans were plugged into a powerful computer that created sensory experiences that existed only in their minds. It appears that the Sony Corporation is quietly working on a project intended to make the Matrix a reality. Five years ago, the Japanese entertainment company filed a patent for a method of firing ultrasound pulses at a person’s brain.

This technique, the patent application suggests, will trigger patterns in the brain that will create “sensory experiences” — including tastes, soun.....

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