Once in a while I come across a technology that just blows me away – not because of its technological achievement but because of its ability to create strong human connections in the real world.
This week I came across two of them.
What am I talking about exactly? Well the first one is an app called Feel Me that is currently in Beta and which allows people who are texting each other to see exactly where the other person is touching on their phone screens while they are texting.
The second similar use of technology that allows a strong human connection is a project called Pillow Talk that aims to connect long distance lovers.
‘A chest sensor wirelessly transmits and communicates with the other persons pillow. When each person goes to bed, their lovers pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your lover.’ Cool, eh?
Here it is in action:
Imagine if prisoners or soldiers could have access to these technologies for 1 night, or even contestants on Survivor who haven’t seen their families for a month!! Hehe.