The Internet was designed for two reasons: to decentralize communications in the event of a thermonuclear war and to send hugs remotely. That latter vision has finally been realized by the inventors of the HugShirt.
The HugShirt from CuteCircuit incorporates sensors in the hugger’s shirt that track the heart rate and even skin temperature then transmits the data via Bluetooth to your smartphone, which sends it to the recipient’s phone. During a private moment, the recipient can activate the hug using the HugShirt’s embedded actuators. Ah, the romance. You don’t need a HugShirt to send a hug, Just use the HugMe software and a hug will be delivered to your friend’s HugShirt inbox.
If world leaders were required to wear the HugShirt, could a future nuclear crisis be averted with a warm virtual hug?