So Facebook is developing a way for users to type and create posts with their mind. Not even your mind is safe anymore, Facebook wants it.
Stanford University researchers have already created a system that allows paralyzed patients type eight words per minute using only thought, although that is achieved via an invasive implanted electrode array.
Building 8’s provisions, it is claimed, will be entirely non-invasive, and optimize human function, for instance allowing people to type faster than they would physically, up to as much as 100 words per minute or more.
Even though this is decades away from being streamlined and super available there has been huge backlash from people in regards to ethical, legal, and social implications. It’s been reported that this type of technology may start out in the form of smart clothes, where smart clothes transit data.. instead of your mind.
Why its hot?
- Aside from Facebook, only one other person is developing this type of technology. Elon Musk is creating his own brain-computer interface with a new venture called Neuralink.
- When this technology becomes accessible, it will change everything. Who knows how many other companies will have developed similar device/tech.
- How can we create strategies around this tech? How much data will be collected? So many questions…