How easy will journey/relationship maps be with this new Facebook mind reader?
Facebook is funding and assisting in a University of California San Francisco study aimed at giving people with serious brain injuries the chance to type words with only their minds. The research is showing real results and promise. Facebook hopes to use the underlying technology as a basis for a new brain-computer input mode for augmented-reality glasses that you wear all day.
If Facebook’s researchers can get their headset to accurately detect which neutrons are firing, they may be able to use algorithms based on the USCF research to map neurons to specific letters, then words the user is thinking of.
This is not the first time someone tries to map out a brain and how we process speech though! Here is a podcast about it here -> Freakonomics podcast on how your brain tells stories.
And here is a cool interactive 3-D Semantic Map that the Gallant institute created after creating the brain map that the podcast above details. Gallant Lab 3D Brain
Why it’s hot.
Besides being a cool look into what your brain does in your skull all the time. Ever since you were born. that you don’t have to put an ounce of energy into?
It brings the cliche, living in your own world, to reality. And because there are so many questions we can ask about the future, what that means for our brands, or about language and communication in general.
Weightless living, only connecting.
Questions: How much more personal do our messaging have to be to match this sort of personal 24/7 virtual reality? In how many ways do/can we understand language and meaning? What comes first the language or the meaning?- If you think its meaning, then what happens when you hear a word you don’t know? -If you think its language, what did you naturally feel for a caretaker before you knew the word for it? What would life be like if we could communicate via telepathy -can we communicate solely via meaning? If we could communicate only via meaning, would there ever be arguments? Will there be a group telepathy meeting?
And many more.