The future of Facebook is telepathy?

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The future of Facebook is telepathy?

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg gave us an insight into the direction Facebook might be heading in the future.

The Facebook founder and CEO believes users will one day be able to send messages and posts through telepathy.

At a Q & A yesterday Mark Zuckerberg 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. This would be the ultimate communication technology."

The comment was made during a Q & A public session and was the response to a user who asked what Facebooks long term plans are.

Facebook are known for always trying to expand and enhance communications, growing from a simple profile page, to adding comments, to the Wall, Likes, Groups and News Feed.

Over the last year they have focused on personal messaging, separating Messenger from Facebook creating its own separate app. They even shelled out $16 billion for WhatsApp, a personal messaging platform…

 A surprise move by Facebook was to then acquire Oculus, leading us to believe that social virtual reality could soon be a possibility.

However, Facebooks next step after virtual reality could be telepathy, in Facebooks mission to develop more personal connections, but is this really possible?

Honestly, it isn’t as farfetched as it may sound; however don’t expect it to be happening any time soon. Scientists have actually discovered ways to create a computer brain interface (the ability for computers to translate brain waves into software commands).

For example, they have built a system that allows you to send brain signals from one person to another over the internet, and have even successfully been able to send a signal from one person to another moving their finger on a keyboard through thought alone. This was done by both participants wearing special hats equipped with carefully placed electrodes.

These studies may only be confined to motion commands but Mark Zuckerberg clearly has some big goals for his social network.

Social communication over the internet could be stepping away from keyboard in the future with virtual reality and possibly one day even stepping away from voice with telepathy…

Luke Stanley