Japanese students have just invented the first step towards making cyber sex more like the real thing. It’s called a kissing box, and is meant to simulate kissing via the Internet. No joke, you can see the video here. The caption is the best part, that this device is “for people who are in long distant relationships.” I believe that for about a second.
The question is, after the first infomercial comes out for one of these babies, can supply keep up with demand of every forty-something basement dweller? I doubt it.
What I don’t get is how it really works. You have this big box with a straw coming out of it. You put the straw in your mouth and move it around with your tongue. Another kissing box connected to yours via the Internet then moves its straw according to what you are doing, presumably inside the mouth of your long distance boy/girlfriend.
Ok, call me crazy, but how can a little straw inside of your mouth be anything like kissing? And what if you just want a sweet kiss goodnight from your special someone? Forget about it, you’re getting full on tongue action!
This is both interesting and disturbing and to me has fail written all over it. Now it won’t be long until someone installs one of these things in a life-size doll and…well, we won’t go there. I’m just glad that in a world where 44 million people entered poverty in less than a year due to rising food prices we still have Japanese geniuses making better cyber sex their life’s work. It’s not like the world has any real problems to figure out or anything…