Facebook could be working on a new project that will allow us to communicate by brain waves, a full-blown telepathic communication
According to a news story published by Business Insider, Facebook created in 2020 a new secret research division to work on the development ofbrain-computer interface technology, something similar to the telepathy of science fiction movies.
The project involves specialists in "neuroimaging" and "electrophysiological data" in order to create a "communication platform of the future".
In 2015, when asked for the future of your social network, Zuckerberg said that in the future “we will leave behind mobile phones and computers, to embrace a new technology that will allow us to telepathically send to other people not only our thoughts, but also emotional and sensory experiences”.
We will just have to think of something and our friends will be able to experience it instantly too, if we want to. This would be the ultimate communication technology.
What is the current state of this technology
Thedirect neural interfaces (IND)brain-computer interfaces (Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI))constitute a technology that is based on the acquisition of brain waves that are then processed and interpreted by a machine or computer.
The brain-computer interface is a tool, which can be a helmet or an implant, this tool collects the neuronal activity of a person,converts nerve impulses into electrical signals and sends them to a machine, encoded in digital language.
There are still many unknowns in the development of this technology but some research teams have already achieved significant progress. In 2020, a team of European researchers managed to record and convert brain waves into complete sentences.
In 2014, researchers from the University of Washington achieved send brain signals over the Internet between two people located several kilometers apart.
He inconvenient is that the most effective technique to achieve these results involves opening the head to directly connect the electrodes with the brain and it results a very invasive technique.
What is Business Insider based on for this claim?
The Business Insider news story originates from the posting of several recent job vacancies posted by Facebook in which it requests experts related to specific fields of this technology. Engineers who can develop algorithms for audio signal processing, neuroscience specialists, andspecialists in non-invasive techniques…
Facebook has declined for the moment to give more details about the job offers but Everything indicates that it could be working on some type of telepathic communication device controlled by the brain.
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