Mind Reading and Telepathy from Facebook

Mind Reading and Telepathy from Facebook

Imagine yourself after grocery shopping. Your hands are full of bags, you are trying so hard to find your car keys and your phone beeps. Someone wrote you on Facebook Messenger. You NEED to write back, but your hands are full. Mr. Zuckerberg knows the solution. Communicate only with your thoughts on Messenger. What could be as simple as that?

No, it’s not a joke. Facebook may be working on something which will allow people to communicate with each other using thought alone. This project is by Facebook’s Building 8 team, which is basically like Google’s X division and Amazon’s Lab126. They are Facebook’s unit to create and develop new innovations.

A job listing posted to the unit’s Facebook page reveals the company is looking for an engineer capable of developing data processing systems. There is another position that seeks a “Brain-Computer Interface Engineer” with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, computer science or electrical engineering, and the company is also looking for a haptics specialist capable of creating “realistic and immersive” experiences involving touch interactions.The Building 8 job listings, spotted by Business Insider. The positions listed are advertised as two-year roles, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll see a finished product in two years time.

“You’re going to be able to capture a thought… in its ideal and perfect form in your head and share that with the world,” Zuckerberg said a while back. 

At the time, Zuckerberg claimed that Facebook was not working on that technology. But now the job listings and that Facebook noted that they are trying to find “slightly impatient” workers are show us that in a few years we’ll live in a crazy science-fiction story.

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