Facebook wants to read your mind!

F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, they unveiled a proposal of “Brain to Computer” Interface – that would allow us to send thoughts to a computer.

Regina Dugan, Head of Facebooks secret hardware R&D division “Building 8” asked “what if you could type directly from your brain” – As she showed a video of a woman typing 8 words per minute from her brain.

“That’s five times faster than you can type on your smartphone, and it’s straight from your brain…..Your brain activity contains more information than what a word sounds like and how it’s spelled; it also contains semantic information of what those words mean.”

Facebook is proposing a world where we’re connected all the time by thought alone.

Similarly Dugan also highlighted a video that showed the ability to listen to human speech through vibrations on skin. Aiding disabled people to hear, it works like braille, that you feel with your body rather than fingers via the use of actuators and sensors via an armband.

The end goal is to build an online world that feels real:

“Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem is that the best way we have to get information out into the world — speech — can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem…..We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from your brain about 5x faster than you can type on your phone today. Eventually, we want to turn it into a wearable technology that can be manufactured at scale. Even a simple yes/no ‘brain click’ would help make things like augmented reality feel much more natural.” – Mark Zuckerberg said via Facebook post.

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