It was bound to happen: Researchers at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, if this video is to be believed, are looking to develop a device that transmits the feeling of a kiss over the Internet. They have these prototypes where you can control one device by manipulating another device connected over the Net, but they seem to be missing a few things, like tongues, saliva, breath, and, you know, the rest of the head. And body.
For now, that is. I have no doubt they’ll work on this and someday you’ll be able to buy a doll-like device that… um… you know. I’d kind of like the same kind of effort to be put into, say, curing cancer, but we get what we get.