I have been thinking of what the next New Media could be but nothing came to mind quickly. Eventually, I came up with something. We have 5 senses and with Web 2.0 devices we currently only use 2 of these senses. It would be unique if there was a device that would allow us to smell things like how we can hear and see. It would be helpful because there can more interaction with chef’s online, we can know how the food should smell; or even experiencing nature in places that we maybe unable to go to in reality. If a smell device is created then we could have more fragrances because of mashups.
You may wonder, though, how would this be possible. Well, the same way we have 3 base colors that can create a whole spectrum of colors; if the main independent smells can be found, it could actually work. Imagine being a virtual world where you can see what people are showing you and hear them while all at the same time smell the environment in which you are in. It will bring the virtual world closer to reality.