The Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications in Japan (where else!) have developed what they believe to be the first kiss via the internet. How do you perform a kiss over the internet?
Well, apparently you put a black box with a straw poking out of it in into your mouth and move it around with your tongue. Your partner (lucky them) experiences the pleasure of having their straw move around in their mouth! How lovely.
The next step, these researchers say, is to replicate the taste, breathing and moisture associated with kissing.
We say that they should probably get out more, drink a few beers and talk to some real people.