Now You can Send a Hug, Literally, through the Internet
I thought it was cool when I could video chat with family on my computer. Now apparently there is a new invention where you could actually hug your loved one through the internet.
Two Japanese scientists claim they’ve developed the human touch that has been missing from online communications: the cyberhug. Their prototype’s called “iFeel_IM!,” meaning “I feel therefore I am.”When the machine is attached to a computer, a series of sensors can mimic several types of heartbeats, tingling down the spine, and the sensation of having butterflies in one’s stomach.
So what do you think? Do you think you would strap on a machine and hook it up to your computer just so you could get a hug from a loved one many miles away?