Want to Always Remember That One Kiss?

In what is supposed to be intuitive, inventive, and pretty darn cool, this actually comes off a little sad. In Japan, Nobuhiro Takahashi of the Graduate School of Information Systems, The University of Electro-Communications created a device that is supposed to give the user the feeling of an actual kiss.

The two devices are connected via PC/Internet, and both users can try tonguing each other. The straw that moves is supposed to move the same way for both people.


But that’s just one aspect of this kiss transmission device. You can actually record a kiss from a user.

“For example, if you have a popular entertainer use this device and record it, that could be hugely popular if you offer it to fans.”

Alright, well I suppose in that case, it’s a potential money-maker. Moreso of a short-lived novelty that will be hugely popular in Japan, no doubt. Or maybe even here in the U.S.? I mean, who wouldn’t want the programmed straw motion created by Brad Pitt‘s tongue on their tongue?

Takahashi goes on to say,

“The elements of a kiss include the sense of taste, the manner of breathing, and the moistness of the tongue. If we can recreate all of those I think it will be a really powerful device.”

But there’s one really important element that is missing- the closeness of the face and body! That is what makes a kiss special! The fact that you can run your hands through their hair, touch their face, smell their scent, hear their breathing, grab their… ok, I’ll stop.

I see this going three ways. Heart-throbbing celebrities will “record” their kiss on these devices, made downloadable from a website that users can purchase and upload into their device. Also, sad and lovelorn couples who are separated can use these devices to pump up their webcam sessions. Or this is for someone who will forever be alone. This user on YouTube said it best,

screen shot of top comments on video, forever alone - upgraded

Oh wait, four. The porn industry. There’s already a device to simulate blowjobs (NSFW), this thing called RealTouch. You have been warned.

What do you think? Will this fly off the shelves, or would you rather spend your money on RealTouch?


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