Inventions for long-distance friends

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  1. naturallygorg Registered Member

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    I live in the US and my best friend just moved to Finland yesterday. I'm bummed out that I won't be able to see her for a while. Related to that, I'm curious to hear what kind of new inventions you can come up with for long-distance friendships/relationships.

    Feel free to tell me about anything. Even something that's kind of silly or something technology can't really do yet. Like a 3d meme sharing device or snail mail but the letters have moving images. Haha.
     
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  3. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    picture frames that have screens on them and can play music.
    they can flip through different pictures and also play music.
    they have not taken off because people can email pictures etc.
    there may be one company still making them. probably japanses have them.

    there are some companys trialing smell phones.
    you may be able to register to trial one with your friend.
    i am not sure if the first trial has finished yet. the market is fairly small and smells are a little limited.
    there is also the hug jacket.
    a jacket that uses electricity to give you the feeling of a hug when the sender sends you a cell phone message.
     
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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Skype?
     
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  7. Lizard Registered Member

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    I saw something on B.B.C. news: Click. You can film footage and print a picture. When you watch the picture through a camera, the footage plays. ☺
     
  8. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    I am going to go out on a limb here, but I don't think what naturallygorg misses about her friend is her smell.

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  9. naturallygorg Registered Member

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    Thank you all for your suggestion. That trialing smell phones look really interesting. But I don't think smelling one another from time to time would help a lot with our case hahaha. Although, I must admit that it is very unique.

    We've been best friends for as long as I can remember so her moving is really a tough milestone for the both of us. We actually signed up for Regain to help us get through the first few weeks and figure out what we can do so we won't drift away that much.

    But yeah, I think having that film thing and printing some of the footages can be a creative way for us to continually bond and still be there for one another and share our daily lives.
     
  10. naturallygorg Registered Member

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    Just skype with her a few hours ago. We do it every after work even for a few minutes because of the time difference but today we did for hours since it's my off. I really miss her

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