Trust the Japanese to create these life-changing products — two types of goggles that will turn a plain biscuit into a decadent cookie of your dreams or an even bigger biscuit. The gadgets the University of Tokyo researchers invented uses augmented reality and some digital manipulation to trick the user’s senses into thinking the biscuit is bigger or tastier than it actually is.
Apparently, one goggle magnifies the size of the cookie to make it look bigger and people actually fall for it. In fact, participants in the study ate 10 percent less when biscuits looked 50 percent bigger than normal. Another goggle lets the user set a different flavor of their choice while munching on a plain biscuit, so you can fool yourself into thinking you’re eating a chocolate cookie.
All they need now to do is to come up with a machine that turns salads into pizzas or cheeseburgers.