Now this is a cool device. Imagine a speaker system that can send sound to very specific areas instead of spreading it everywhere. A speaker system that could deliver the sound of some drooling monster that you would directly aim at your little brother when no one is around, or that you would aim at elderlies in the street making them hear rain when there’s clearly not a cloud in the sky.
This heavenly device is called the Audio Spot light, and I just realized my first desire if I had one would be to mentally torture and irritate others. I believe its inventor, Dr. Joseph Pompei, would agree with my vision of his system’s uses, judging by his childish yet amusing behavior in the video below:
Dr. Pompei is quite the brainiac having joined the ranks at Bose at the age of 16 as their youngest engineer ever. A couple of years later he developed the first prototype of the Audio Spotlight while doing his PhD at MIT media lab. He founded his company Holosonics in 1999, and since then they have been the leaders in their field.
The system has earned great acclaim these past few years, and its list of clients is impressive as dozens of media and technological behemoths experiment with its uses.
Haha! This is genius! So many possibilities in a not so distant future: playing a keyboard at 3am without any headphones on, rehearsing with electric instruments without spreading the cacophony to others, being able to mix through speakers without driving the neighbors crazy, make people believe god is telling them they are chosen one, confuse soldiers into believing they’re being shot from the wrong direction, harass people with tiger roars, place the speakers in your car so your kids can listen to free-thrash-grind-core while you’re relinquishing some Paganini, convince Sarah Palin that dinosaurs are still around governing the democratic partyI got no more ideas so I’ll just blurt out some animal sounds, mruff woof bark roar miaou