Life-Altering Invention of the Day: Nothing like kissing a creepy hairless egg with moving lips to remind you you’re not alone in the world.
The Kissenger, a new messaging device that lets users send kisses wirelessly to one another, consists of a smooth plastic casing whose pressure-sensitive soft plastic lips contain pressure sensors and actuators.
From New Science:
When you kiss them, the shape changes you create are transmitted in real time over the net to a receiving Kissenger. There, the actuators reproduce the mirror image of the pressure patterns you created — magically transmitting your smacker to your partner.
The device is a prototype, and its creator, Lovotics, says it won’t be brought to market until “all the ethical and technical considerations are covered.”
The spokesman made sure to add: “I am not interested in sexual uses for it.”