Mar 30, 2006

Tactile Balls

Yes, yes, I know what you're thinking ... and I'm thinking it too. But to begin with all I'm talking about is this project:

Distance tactile ball
- 2 tracking balls connected via radio tranceivers, push one and the other one repeats the movement in realtime. Enabling people to do longdistance physical communication.
I'm sure this is technically difficult to achieve for one lonesome design student. But it's not really interesting either, too banal imho, not getting to the core of things.

Here's another attempt - connected by mobile phones, through these devices a grandmother in Chicago can hug her grandchild in Alaska.

Slightly more advanced... but still... (not to mention the fact that this concept should make sense to both a 75 and a 2 year old). And it's even thought up by people at MIT.

Then where is the real things happening? I'll tell you: In the field known by the technical term "Dildonics". From a reliable source I've been told that the only people doing serious non-commercial research in this are, surprise, the Germans. But I'm sure that is nothing compared to what the porn industry is pushing into it.... unfortunately, with their limited imagination, they don't seem to have gotten much further than this:

But don't despair - Dildonics has got it's future in front of it. Domain name phishing is happening and the opensource community is on to it as well. Just wait. The future is coming. I'm sure. And I'll be there, waiting, to use their filthy technology for something that really matters (yes, the rumors are true - there are other things in life than sex).


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