Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 7, 2012

Question of the Week #5: Future Technology

Question of the Week #5:

What is “haptic technology”?

Hint: This future technology involves oneΒ of the five senses.



  1. It’s a touchy feely technology.

    • I love the way you worded that, Darlene! πŸ™‚ And you’re right. Haptic technology lets us touch and feel computer-generated objects in the cyberworld. Some evening at home, in the next twenty years, we’ll take a dip in a cyberworld ocean and feel the cool, tropical-blue water on our skin. Cheers, Ashley

      • Sounds like a scene from one of the Eve Dallas books by J.D, Robb/Nora Roberts. Very cool. I’m so glad I know someone as smart as you. I learn something new all the time. πŸ™‚

      • Thank you so much for the kind compliment, Rhonda. It’s so much fun to share cool emerging technologies with y’all. I love J.D. Robb’s In Death series–got my mom hooked on them, too. Just wait ’til I get to the mind-to-gadgets connection! Cheers, Ashley

  2. I didn’t know that was what it was called. I just got done reading a book and she used this kind of technology but didn’t call it haptic. Of course, it’s called a Holodeck in Star Trek. The book I was reading called it a VirtuWave and it was writtend by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

    I also wanted to let you know I love your blog and do read it but rarely have the time to post a response. Just wanted you to know I do get here at least once week.

    • Thank you so much, Denise. It’s great to have you here!
      I’ll have to check out “VirtuWave”. I’ve heard Sherrilyn Kenyon’s a really good writer.
      I don’t know when we’ll get a fullscale holodeck, but we should have basic haptic technology by 2030 AD. And everything may be controlled directly by the human mind by the 2100s. πŸ™‚
      Cheers, Ashley

  3. who knew? can’t wait.

    • But wait! There’s more. A lot more, Louise. Cheers, Ashley

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