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Technology can transfer human emotions to your palm through air

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Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a study has shown. For example, short, sharp bursts of air to the area around the thumb, index finger and middle part of the palm generate excitement, whereas sad feelings are created by slow and moderate stimulation of the outer palm and the area around the 'pinky' finger.

Crazy, eh? Sci fi becomes more and more reality!

It sure seems like the lines are blurring. 

Also, it seems like this finding could be abused to manipulate people to feel certain things. 

People have been manipulating other people's emotions through the air for thousands of years already...

... it's called music.

And through the hands it's called heavy petting ...

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