The internet has long promised a certain kind of connection between people, one that is now close to being fulfilled: We can reach anyone, at any time, anywhere! But while the web was born in plain text in IRC chat rooms and messageboards, our online conversations were supposed to be multimedia, dynamic, and visual by…
Our technologies are rapidly evolving, and with it, the very nature of our personal lives. Here's how the era of tech-enabled intimacy will forever change the way we go about forming and maintaining relationships.
Maybe don't wear this dress out for dinner with your in-laws. But I could imagine some situations where the Intimacy dress by designer Daan Roosegaarde could be useful. In a nutshell, the dress contains "e-foils," which are opaque coils made of "electronics, LEDs, copper and other media." In response to your…
These clothes are perfect for every beautiful person on this planet. Called Intimacy 2.0 and made by Studio Roosegaarde, they're made of leather and smart e-foils and totally look futuristically stylish. The best part though? The material turns transparent as a person's heartbeat increases. Oh yes.
It's Saturday night, and you're feeling randy. You turn to your significant other, and without a word you start nuzzling close. And without a word she pushes you off, too wrapped up in the Tudors on Netflix. You're not alone.
A dress that gradually disappears as you get a magic ball near to it? Yaishplease. That's exactly what Daan Roosegaarde, V2 Lab, and Maartje Dijkstra have created, using a flexible plastic material and radio frequency technology. Very pretty too:
They say long distance relationships don't work, and a lack of physical intimacy is usually to blame. It's kind of abstract, but the Mutsugoto allows lovers to draw light on each other's bodies or beds.