You might have seen Blu Cigs – battery-powered cigarettes with blue lights at the tips and vapor instead of smoke. Now Jason Healy, the president of Blu Cigs, has invented a Smart Pack with ID technology that will make it easier for his consumers to hook up with each other.
When a fellow user is “vaping” (not smoking) within a 50-foot range, the Smart Pack will notify both parties, potentially prompting social interaction. The pack is also connected to social media sites like facebook and Twitter. Users will be able to sync their Smart Packs to their computers to change their profiles, see the people they’ve connected with, update privacy settings, or port over data to social media platforms like Facebook.
“You can set whatever parameters you’d like,” Healy says. “It could range from leave me alone to I’m single to I want a drinking buddy all the way to please date me.”
Apparently Blu Cig users already use the products as ice breakers. Healy claims that he was inspired by emails from a doctor who told him that using his product “kept getting him laid.”
Healy might have just made up that last part to sell more Blu Cigs, though.