Week 19: Invention, Intellectual Property, and Income


Future Opportunities

In the future, the distances in the physical world would ease and blur gradually. With the help from technology and the digital world, we can now contact friends from thousand of miles away almost immediately: video calls, online meetings, and so on. The tactile feeling hopefully could be simulated better later. My project is one of the ideas that try to shorten the distances between people and heal homesickness. But from another point of view, it’s also a new way to interact with the virtual world. As the inspiration I mentioned previously, in the series “Upload” the people who live in reality and virtual world can “Touch and feel” each other by a sex suit. My project is only the first step to realize it, trying to optimize the simulation of heating and tactile senses are more complicated than it.

Slide of Remotely Hugging

Video of Remotely Hugging