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# How much information can be transmitted or gathered by a person receiving or delivering a single touch?

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Posted by 1 Sep 7th, 2013 at 8:12PM

A lot.

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## 4 Answers to "How much information can be transmitted or gathered by a person receiving or delivering a single touch?"

1. Posted by Sep 7th, 2013 at 9:02PM

If you hold up a single torch and then hide it or block the light, then hold it up, then block, etc. you have binary data. All computer info is binary data. The quantity of information you can transmit with a single torch is effectively unlimited.

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2. Reply by Sep 11th, 2013 at 8:01AM

Actually that is how computers transmit data in a glass fiber optic system. Very small torch. On and off very fast.

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3. Posted by Sep 7th, 2013 at 8:17PM

Volumes if the connection is truely there.

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4. Posted by Sep 7th, 2013 at 10:09PM

This is a great question. After a bit of thought and exploration this is what I found. Given that dermal sensory receptors in one square inch of human skin transmit different types of information (i.e. pain, touch, heat and cold), depending on the amount of time a sensory receptor is touched you can multiply each second by:

• Pain sensors = 1,300
• Touch sensors = 65
• Heat sensors = 32,000,000
• Cold sensors = 78

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