a motion picture augmented by tactile effects which are felt by the viewer; chiefly in plural (frequently with the): the screening of such pictures; such pictures as a type of entertainment
Frequently associated with Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
[prob. modeled on talkie]
As though the ‘talkies’ were not enough, we are now promised the ‘smellies.’ If God is good, we may get the ‘tasties’ and the ‘feelies.’ In fact the film industry seems bent on leaving nothing to the imagination.
The theatres in which the egalitarians will enjoy the talkies, tasties, smellies, and feelies.
Take hold of those metal knobs on the arms of your chair… Otherwise you won’t get any of the feely effects.
Imagine that. No video or trideo. No jet-races or feelies. What do people do with their time in a place like this?
We shall certainly need to be most cautious if techniques develop—to colour, three dimensions, or even to the ‘smellies’ and ‘feelies’.
When the holograms acquire tactile capability, they fulfill Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ vision of ‘feelies’.
‘I'm looking for sex,’ she said… ‘Vidi, feelie, or text?’ ‘Uh, feelie.’
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