Picture this: It’s been a LONG day and you’re so exhausted that you can’t even see straight. You’re worn out and all you really want to do is talk to your significant other. The only problem? They’re thousands of miles away. But wait!!! You’ve got the next best thing to hearing their voice…
Their actual heartbeat, of course!!
Say hello to Touch rings, the newest high-tech gadget to keep your love alive, long distance, be damned! Created by The Touch, these little rings can be synced via your phone; one tap and you can immediately feel another person’s pulse in real time.
Whhhaaattt?? Did someone just say real time? Yup, it’s as simple as that. A connection is only a tap away!
I don’t quite know what to make of these. I mean, it’s kind of a sweet idea…but it’s equally kind of creepy, you know? Being able to feel someone’s heartbeat on your finger in real time? It sounds like some sort of futuristic alien technology — or, at the very least, a New Age-y form of Fatal Attraction just waiting to happen. I’m not sure I’d even want to find out; to be that connected to someone? That’s just sort of scary, if you ask me! Some things should just be private — and one’s heartbeat should probably be one of those things. Oh, and not to mention the hefty price tag. For almost $300, I could get medical imaging of my heart or record my heartbeat on a CD.
What’s your verdict, friends? Is this a do or a BIG don’t? Could you ever see yourself getting one?? I’m not the only one who thinks this is uber creepy, right? Or maybe I’m just getting cynical in my old age…?? xoxo