Oh pardon me, I farted...

This, hot off the Wire:

A Japanese firm pioneers a system to share fragrances over the internet.
Users attach a device to their laptops that resembles a crystal ball with a nozzle. The device receives aroma data from the central server and exudes fumes from the nozzle in accordance with that reading.

Wow! That's pretty revolutionary...if it can work, that is.

What's next: smellevision? Not as farfetched as you might think now, is it? Scary!