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"You have to budget the number of fuzzy rules you use to control a system. It turns out, you can state the optimality principle in three words: 'patch the bumps.'"
- Bart Kosko

Feelies (Feely)  
  Device adds the tactile element to entertainment.  

"Going to the Feelies this evening, Henry?" enquired the Assistant Predestinator. "I hear the new one at the Alhambra is first-rate. There's a love scene on a bearskin rug; they say it's marvelous. Every hair of the bear reproduced. The most amazing tactual effects..."

"Take hold of these knobs on the arms of your chair," whispered Lenina. "Otherwise, you won't get any of the feely effects."

The Savage started. That sensation on his lips! He lifted a hand to his lips; the titillation ceased; let his hand fall back on the metal knob; it began again...

From Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.
Published by Unknown in 1932
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They are still working on this one. A number of different schemes have been developed, including putting little nubs in chair backs that poke you in the back and little whippets that rub against the backs of your legs

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