Facebook Announces Mind-Controlled Computer Technology

By Jake Anderson

On Tuesday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dropped a stunner when he announced to the attendees of F8, Facebook’s annual developers’ conference, that the tech giant is developing technology that will allow users to communicate using only their minds. The technology will come in the form of implantable chips that will create a brain-computer interface (BCI). It’s one of several secret projects being developed in the mysterious R&D division Building 8 labs.

Zuckerberg’s past statements on the fabled brain-computer interface have been nothing less than tantalizing. In 2015, Zuckerberg laid out his personal vision for the technology:

“One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology,” Zuckerberg said during a 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.”

On Tuesday, Zuckerberg confirmed BCI as one of four technologies the tech giant is currently developing in B8 (in addition to augmented reality, drones, and cameras). This isn’t exactly news, as it’s been known for some time that Facebook was heading in this direction. A recent job post by the company called for “an experienced Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Engineer who will be responsible for working on a 2-year B8 project focused on developing advanced BCI technologies.”

Zuckerberg teased everyone by announcing more details would be released today, and indeed, they were.

On Wednesday, former DARPA executive Regina Dugan, who also worked for Google’s advanced projects division and currently heads the Building 8 division, told conference attendees that a research team of 60 engineers is currently developing technologies that will allow people to type at 100 words per minute using only their minds. BCI applications will also enable people to control augmented and virtual reality interfaces using only their thoughts.

It appears Dugan is making headway on her original job description, which was to develop “technologies that fluidly blend physical and digital worlds.”

More details about Facebook’s BCI technology will be released in the coming days.

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  • BlackJack77

    If you are familiar with Orwell’s “1984” you have heard of “thoughtcrimes”. In other words, there are illegal thoughts. Have you ever wondered how it would be enforced? Well now you have a possible answer. After all, how can you implement total control if you can’t read people’s minds?

  • littljo

    So Suckerberg is continuing his great grand daddy’s plan of enslavement.
    Mark you can be the first to join with the borg, ooops you already have.

  • strawberrytart

    Go away you Little Maggot!!

  • Joe Blow

    “The technology will come in the form of implantable chips”

    Yeah, so what could go wrong with this idea? 😒

    “The Chewish people…will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy…In this new world order the Children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition.”…
    1879 Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx, reproduced in La Revue de Paris,
    p. 54, June 1, 1928

    (Intentional mis spell to avoid auto flagging limbo.)

  • vincent backhouse

    I find it very painful, time after time. In discovering the ” Do-Gooders “, are doing such bad things and claiming to ” Help Humanity.” When people stand their ground and refuse to buy future technologies. Only then will they gain back their freedoms. Freedom cannot be given through some future promises. Freedom is only stolen. Stand strong and teach this to your children.

  • chris

    Which human being is communicating without the mind ??? This article, or Zuckeberg himself, is overstating the facts:
    “developing technology that will allow users to communicate using only their minds.”
    Everyone can communicate already, WITHOUT A CHIP, ZUCKERBERG would like to sell to everyone, ONLY IN ORDER FOR HIM TO DICTATE, through his chips, what and when this chip might do with the brain of his slave… Why doesn’t Mr. Zuckerberg do really something useful for the humanity with his money, like planting trees, or starting to produce ORGANIC FOOD for everyone, so that people of this country finally get back their normal lives!!!! Let’s not ask Zuckerberg, to what degree he relies on Wi-Fi industry, with its lethal weapon, decimating human lives, remotely…

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