Facebook is Developing a ‘Brain Computer’ to Allow People Communicate With Thoughts

Mark Zuckerberg’s dream of gadgets that let humans read each other’s thoughts and communicate with brain waves may be moving closer to reality.

A secretive new research division that Facebook created last year is developing “brain-computer interface” technology that sounds a lot like the telepathy of science fiction movies.

Several recent job postings listed by Facebook’s Building 8 group describe a project involving “neuroimaging” and “electrophysiological data” to create a “communications platform of the future.”

A position is currently open for a brain-computer interface engineer with a Ph.D. in neuroscience who can help with a related project from “inception to product” over a two-year period. Another listing seeks an engineer who can “develop audio signal processing algorithms” for a “communication and computing platform of the future.”

Facebook declined to elaborate on the job listings, but a 2015 comment from CEO Zuckerberg suggests that the company could indeed be working on some kind of brain-controlled, telepathic communication device.

“One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology,” Zuckerberg said during a June 2015 Q&A. “You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d like.”

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Source: Business Insider UK

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