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(Business Insider)   Microsoft patents technology that lets you hug someone over the internet using a robotic pillow. Subby is pretty sure that this new technology will end up going way beyond "hugging"   ( divider line
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2621 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Dec 2012 at 6:36 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-24 11:02:58 PM  
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Prior art from the late 90s:

For those who don't remember, CU-SeeMe was a popular video chat program at the time - hence FU-FMe.
2012-12-24 08:17:26 PM  
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2012-12-24 03:22:11 PM  
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2012-12-24 02:33:04 PM  
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Leonard:  When I was ten years old, I made myself a hugging machine.

Penny:  A hugging machine?

Leonard:  Yeah. I got a dressmaker's mannequin, I stuffed it with an electric blanket so I would be warm, and built two radio-controlled arms that would hug me and pat me on the back.

Penny:  That is so sad.

Leonard:  You know what the saddest part was?

Penny:  What?

Leonard:  My father used to borrow it.
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