Aric Snee [Assuming it's pronounced "Eric"] and Justin Crowe created something that I wish I had growing up. A Selfie Arm. It's just like a selfie stick, but it looks like a human arm and someone else is taking a picture of you while you're holding their hand. So now you can say your significant other IS REAL MOM!! GET OFF MY BACK ABOUT IT!!
Here's what the creators had to say about it:
fascinated by the idea of technology and its illusionary ‘connectedness’ and ‘sociableness’, snee and crowe created the ‘selfie arm’. the sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves — the product conveniently provides you a welcoming arm. and better yet, it doesn’t talk or have emotions of any sort. you can even create fake accounts and use its finger to like all your images; its not you its the hand! ‘selfie arm’ is made of fiberglass, is lightweight and portable, and fortunately only a prototype. the collaborative project is a direct commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation.