Has it really come to this?

“…a design researcher at the Berlin University of the Arts, … developed a series of phone prototypes that can transmit grasping, breathing or even kissing…the kissing phone consists of a moisture sensor on the sender’s phone and a motorised wet sponge that pushes against a semi-permeable membrane on the receiver’s phone.”

The full NewScientist article quoted is here.

At first I thought surely this would never catch on–but variants will probably crop up in “adult” dolls and the internet porn industry…

Are we alienated yet?

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