In other depressing news, this is a vest that inflates to give you a simulated hug whenever you get a 'like' on Facebook. It was designed by Melissa Chow at MIT's Media Lab and would suck to use as a life-vest when I'm drowning because all my friends are @$$holes and never like any of my stuff. *desperately uploading funny cat pictures while the sharks begin to circle*
Like-A-Hug is a wearable social media vest that allows for hugs to be given via Facebook, bringing us closer despite physical distance. The vest inflates when friends 'Like' a photo, video, or status update on the wearer's wall, thereby allowing us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs. Hugs can also be sent back to the original sender by squeezing the vest and deflating it.
Alternatively -- and I'm just throwing this out there -- let me know whenever you get a Facebook like and I'll come punch you in the back of the head. FOR FREE. No vest needed! "How did I get so lucky?!" Right? It's like you won the lottery.
Hit the jump for a video demonstration.
Thanks to Jason, who wants a vest that cries a little every time some spaz makes an ill-informed political rant on their Facebook wall.