Intimacy at a distance with your lover or your favorite star
The Kajimoto laboratory at the Electro-Communications University of Tokyo has created a device to communicate kisses over the Internet. It communicates tongue movements, and is intended to also communicate humidity, breathing, and possibly even taste (hopefully strawberries rather than cigarettes…)
Version 2.0 of the device is supposed to capture the kissing style of celebrities and stars, so you can experience what it is like to kiss them.
I am sure that this particular gadget does not represent the apogee of this kind of technology. But it certainly represents a very promising field of research.
After all, just as kissing usually precedes more intimate relations, remote kissing would probably be something to try to get right before tackling remote sex.
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