April 24, 2009 French freelance inventor Georges Koussouros was thinking outside the square when he came up with the KissPhone. Humans already interact synchronously with voice, text and video, and there's a whole science developing behind closed doors called Teledildonics, which is about remote sexual interplay. The KissPhone fits somewhere in between and has a mouth which you kiss - it subsequently measures the pressure, percussion speed, temperature, and sucking force of your mouth, transmits those same parameters to the remote user's Kissphone where it recreates your kiss for your teleparamour.

The KissPhone is designed for remote kissing. It has a mouth which you kiss - it subsequently measures the pressure, percussion speed, temperature, and sucking force of your mouth, transmits those same parameters to the remote user's Kissphone where it recreates your kiss for your teleparamour.

Koussouros claims the Kissphone will enable its users to:

    send or receive kiss from distance leave or receive a kiss in answering machine repeat the kiss saved on the phone forward the kiss to other people, download or upload the kiss to/from the web receive the kiss from a “kiss bank” from the likes of Madonna or from an imaginary Hero

My first and most obvious reflection on the KIssPhone is that you're not gonna pull this out on the bus or the subway on the way home, because you may get locked up or worse. Even if you're not intending to use it as a remote kissing machine, but rather as a telephone, it'll certainly get you classified as a wierdo rather than an early adopter, at least in the near future.

But work is progressing rapidly in the field of teledildonics and although authentic replication of the nuances of a kiss are years, possibly decades away, there's equally no doubt that at some point in the future, such sensuous interaction will be captured and replicated remotely.

It's only a concept at this point and truly interesting but we can't see it threatening the iPhone, at least not this decade. Mike Hanlon