Thanks to tech advancements, every day feels more and more like life inside The Matrix. Today at Facebook’s F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he wants to start tapping human brainwaves to — *more or less* — update Facebook. You will no longer have to write or say your thoughts — Just think them! Here’s Zuck’s plans to turn us into cyborgs or whatever:
A few minutes ago at F8, we shared a project we’re working on that will one day allow us to choose to share a thought, just like we do with photos and videos.
Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem is that the best way we have to get information out into the world — speech — can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem. We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from your brain about 5x faster than you can type on your phone today. Eventually, we want to turn it into a wearable technology that can be manufactured at scale. Even a simple yes/no “brain click” would help make things like augmented reality feel much more natural.
Technology is going to have to get a lot more advanced before we can share a pure thought or feeling, but this is a first step.
This is great news if you hate banging on a keyboard as much as I do. This is terrible news if you’re not ready for a world where your crazy high school friends thoughts are left unfiltered all over your Facebook newsfeed — They’re already bad enough with a damn iPhone keyboard in the palm of their hands.
We get it, Melissa. You love mason jars and the Starbucks Unicorn frappuccino.