Aug 272011
 
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Reach out and Tele-Touch Someone.

Japanese company ITK’s latest telepresence-like robot hand system is now in production. Among the numerous potential applications for materials science, medicine, military, and extreme-environment tasks, I’ll refrain from making any tele-romance jokes or references and I definitely won’t mention/introduce the word “teledildonics.

Actually, the sex industry does deserve certain recognition as a formidable force in human technological development. Think VHS. DVD. Online video. Water-based lubricants. Birth control (not only as a wealthy nation’s luxury, but also as a tool for developing nations to reign in population growth).

So, just saying. Long-distance love could send this technology into overdrive.

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