ellysau     Sun, May 27, 2007  Permanent link
reading about this makes me want a hug RIGHT NOW
meganmay     Sun, May 27, 2007  Permanent link
ok, how many times can you hear that something is so Brave New World but HOLY CRAP THIS IS SO BRAVE NEW WORLD. which doesn't make it any less genius, and does make me think that all we need is somekind of direct feeding tube plugged into our bodies and we could live online without sacrificing the perks of physical contact or nutrition. although then we'd need something like the wii controlled dome screen mike posted to make it all seem a bit more like reality and for exercise we could use those automatic ab-workout belts they sold on tv at one point.

it'd be so awesome to get a hold of one of those shirts though.

kbrinsho     Mon, May 28, 2007  Permanent link
yeah hugs are pretty awesome and so are those ab workout belts-
but I wonder if this type of physical connectedness with a machine would make me feel better when I am feeling down and need something to hold onto- it would be interesting to see if those kinds of simulations actually have some sort of psychological effect on people.