Digital technology exists around our sense of hearing and seeing. But what if we can share and consume smell the same way we do with visual content today? Digital scent technology will allow us to create and receive smells over the internet. It has the potential to disrupt every industry by tapping into our most emotional sense: the smell.

Industry 4.0 will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another with the continued adoption and advancement of tech in our digital age. In its scale, influence, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything we have experienced before.

A single iPhone today is 120,000,000x more powerful than the computer used to take Apollo 11 to the moon in 1969. Moore’s law is proving correct and technology is improving rapidly. What will the world be like when we trade smartphones for wearables, and eventually BCI’s turn us into cyborgs? What does computer-human symbiosis look like and is it even possible?