Is this the future of cellphones?

Take a good look at this piece of work. This is what Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Japan’s Osaka University says could one day replace the modern day cell phone and “recreate the physical presence of a remote user”. Personally, I hope it never ever gets into production of any sort or for that matter even replicated. Just looks completely whacked.

Ishiguro presented this miniature Telenoid at the Asia on the Edge festival and it allows you to “feel the presence of the party on the other line could soon replace the cell phones of today. It turns out the future could be just around the corner as the roboticist said a prototype of the mobile “Elfoid” would be ready in a few months.”

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Source: Dvice & CNET