Electric handshake will become possible

Gregory Benford : science fiction author and astrophysicist
To discern every expression on the face of the one you are talking with, to hear his voice and feel the pressure of his hand, when separated by hundreds of miles, is the ambitious prediction of French scientists. Under such circumstances the physician could safely prescribe for a patient in another city.

GREGORY BENFORD, Popular Mechanics, (2012), "The Future That Never Was: Pictures from the Past', [online], Available: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/future-that-never-was-next-gen-tech-concepts?click=main_sr#slide-1