Sometimes it feels like our smartphones are attached to our bodies. So why not have your phone feel like human skin instead of plastic or shiny metal? That's what Paris researchers are working on. Yes, your trackpad, phone, and smartphone could be covered in one of two different skin surfaces. One would look more like plastic, the other would be "very realistic".
They say it's a way to make phone users feel less disconnected in this world. You can be on your phone and still have the feel of human touch. They also say it will be very skin sensitive, so you control your phones in ways you would with someone's skin. You could pinch the skin, rub it, or even TICKLE IT!
Some are saying this could be driven by the porn industry. Let that sink in.