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Internet Kissing Machine? Woody Allen Already Showed Where This Leads

It is interesting how technology has the power to create false intimacy.  I have more than 700 friends on Facebook!  I Tweet with the best of them. And now, a Japanese scientist is creating a machine that one day may allow people to “French kiss” over the Internet.  From the CNN International story:

A Japanese lab has created a device that may let let you “French kiss” someone over the Internet. And by “kiss,” we mean waggle your tongue on a plastic straw, thereby making another plastic straw waggle remotely on someone else’s tongue. Hot, huh? Well, the folks at Tokyo’s Kajimoto Laboratory say it’s just the beginning of what could become a full-on person-to-person experience over the Internet.

I’m sorry, a kiss may just be a kiss, and a sigh a sigh–but I still say the fundamental things apply, as time goes by.

Woody Allen showed where this is all leading years ago as he enters the “orgasmatron” about 5:40 minutes into the clip. And yes, I am still smitten with Diane Keaton after all these years.


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