For some people, this Kiss Transmission Device is the closest they'll get to the real thing—so please people, try to curb your snark for a few minutes while I tell you about how the Japanese devices link up over the internet, replicating the users' manipulation of the straw-like tool in their mouth. The person on the other end of the wireless line can feel, and respond in turn, to their kiss.

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"The elements of a kiss include the sense of taste, the manner of breathing, and the moistness of the tongue. If we can recreate all of those I think it will be a really powerful device," claims the Kajimoto Laboratory creators. And that's just if it's contained to the mouth. Think about it. [DigInfo via Mashable via Dvice]