Although its a sad invention, I think “The Hug” can still can be pretty useful.
Robotics researchers have designed a soft, huggable pillow that uses sensing and wireless phone technology to provide a physical touch, and thus better social and emotional support, for distant family members.
The device, which is about the size of a throw pillow but as firm as a seat cushion, is shaped like a person about to give a hug, with two arms reaching up and out from a small torso. The outside is covered in velour, “making it soft and plush and something you would want to hold up against your body”.
I think they should just create instant travel soon, even if its more like astral projection. That would make me really, really happy.

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