MIT Media Lab is working on an interface that will allow two people to reach out and “touch” each other remotely.
As a writer of dystopic literature – Future Girls – my first thought was wow, remote sex. You thought the same thing, admit it. If we can touch and “physically” interact with one another what does that mean? For my series, what will that mean for the Reality Cloud? If a battle was raging, could people actually be killed remotely? Would there be a fail safe to prevent that? And if so, then (as a standard Science Fiction trope) what happens when that fail safe, fails?
Both history and science informs the work and creative ideas for Future Girls. What does the MIT project inspire for you?