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Something is just not right. Your
hair stands up on the back of your
neck. Is something behind you or is
it in front of you, staring at you? You
can feel some sort of uneasiness in
Many movie theatres in the past took
advantage of electric shocks for
suspense films but
none to date have
taken advantage of the hair raising
effect of an e-field generator. It's
not as pain-inducing but the effects
can be just as powerful.
The simplest design is a small
VandeGraaff generator under each
seat and a way of insulating one from
the ground. A very low power field is
required, something along the lines
of a balloon rubbing against fur
where the discharge if any is below
the threshold of feeling it.
||It wouldn't give you goosebumps though, would it...?
Sometimes I feel like,
Somebody's watching me...
||Bring on the negative ions!
||The EMF helmet would give you
goose bumps but where exactly on
ones head the field needs to be
placed and how to produce it
consistantly is still under
developement. Subjects also felt
their limbs tingle and had the
feeling of being tapped on the
back of the head and shoulder
amongs other things. Similar
designs would be stage 2 of this
plan for a theatre seat.
||Either. I was giving a simplified
||"isn't it ionic.. don't you think, a little too ionic, yeah I really do think"
||"The name is Bond, Ionic Bond."
||"Please turn off all pagers, cellphones, and pacemakers while entering this theater. Thank you."
||Was it "Stranger in a Strange Land" where they watched films interactively with electronic pulse bars which the film patrons held on to? I like this idea. I've often wondered how far you would be allowed to go with ambient sounds, smells, and sensations not strictly in the movie itself, but in the theatre. +
||That book also had subsonic generators which you really couldnt hear, but sort of made you uneasy. I am sure that the new THX-type audio in movies incorporates very low sounds along this principle.
||Yeah, there is the pacemaker
thing. You could have a holder for
the cellphones at the seats, and
special seats for people with
||Can you speed up pacemakers during the exciting parts?
||Just charge the seats one polarity and the ceiling the oposite polarity. Additional benefit: The jerks who come in late or stand up to run around during the show likely get zapped.