Facebook is after your mind

It’s being heralded as the “ultimate communication technology”, but are people ready to have the thoughts in their head shared with those over Facebook?

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While to many it might seem that Facebook already knows everything there is about you.  They have all your personal details, the know the things you like and don’t like; they know who your friends and family are by the photos you share and they can even show you what your year was like just using computer codes.  It’s pretty amazing.

The next logical step, and judging from the type of people they are trying to hire, is to develop telepathic technology that will be able to read your brain waves and share your feelings and thoughts with your friends and family without ever touching a keyboard.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made it clear back in 2015 that he thinks that this is the technology of the future, and so far he’s been right about future technologies.  In 2015, he said, “One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full, rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too, if you’d like.”  He added to that thought just last year when he said: “I think you’re going to be able to capture a thought, what you’re thinking or feeling, in its kind of ideal and perfect form in your head and be able to share that with the world”.

While the technology to support this is still a few years off it is important to companies like Facebook to keep innovating to keep you interested and to keep profits flowing in.

Would you be interested in this type of technology?  Or do you feel technology like this would end up have bad outcomes like a scary sci-fi movie?