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How Long Before the ‘Cyber Hand’ Lets Web Strangers Jerk You Off?

The “cyber hand” — a device that lets users “touch” things a world away through their computers — was developed by Hong Kong researchers as a way for seniors to stay in contact with their families. While the existing model has some motor problems, it can make the “OK” and “peace” signs, as well as grip and shake. Which means we’re about two years away from turning the thing into the next X-rated ChatRoulette.

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