MIT researchers create computerized jacket that ‘hugs’ you after Facebook ‘likes’

Like-A-Hug Jacket

The engineering minds at MIT have concocted a new invention that will bring warm feelings to lonely Internet nerds. The Atlantic has discovered a new computerized jacket called Like-a-Hug developed by researchers at MIT and designed to replicate a hugging sensation by gently inflating whenever someone “likes” something you’ve posted on Facebook (FB). Like-a-Hug engineer Melissa Chow describes the jacket as a “wearable social media vest” whose goal is “bringing us closer despite physical distance.” Hopefully no one will give this jacket to Star Trek and Facebook legend George Takei as a gift since it would suffocate him within 20 minutes.

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