•First Mover Advantage™ video game where the pixels are water jets;;
Why Ontario should be water capital of the world....
● Ontario is the world's epicenter of water (see above).
● Ontario is where the hydraulophone (another related invention) was invented.
○ Invention of the hydraulophone marks the first time in human history that a musical instrument has been made that makes sound from vibrating water itself.
○ This is the first time in human history that water has been given a "voice".
Along with the hydraulophone, WOIP is another invention that allows people to touch and be touched by water, so that we can raise awareness of water worldwide, and also it makes sense that this invention comes from Ontario == the world's water capital.
WOIP works by sensing back pressure or flow reduction when a user touches a water jet. This sensing triggers or modulates other water jets elsewhere. The result is as if we can push water through cyberspace, e.g. any Iternet connected water jets become interactive multimedia multi-sensory sculptures that allow for true interactivity.
Although very simple, this has never before been done in human history, and S. Mann has secured a very broad patent for this "WaterTouch™" technology.
WOIP-enabled fountains allow people to use any fountain or water jet or the like as an input device for multimedia experiences, such as controlling other lights, sounds, or other water jets.
An example application is First-Mover Advantage in which players (in different countries or right next to each other) try to be the first to block a jet before the other person does. It is like pushing water back and forth == people can have a waterfight across cyberspace, across the world, with someone in another country or with someone at the other end of a playground, pushing water as if "through the earth".
Commercial applications include splash pads, spraygrounds, waterparks, etc., as well as interactive pieces. For example, a desktop fountain can become an input device.
Such fountains are useful for people with arthritis, and provide wellness, and interactivity across generation gaps, to delight children and adults alike.
WOIP results in massive water savings. Rather than big fountains that spray lots of water, we derive greater delight from small flows of water that provide a lot more educational fun and play value.
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