In the last few days you’ve no doubt heard of some wild news coming out of Facebook. They essentially blew all tech nerds collective minds as it relates to the near future as well as the somewhat distant future.
As it relates to the mostly here and now, their endeavors into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality video streaming should be rolling out soon. This will no doubt have a huge effect on social media, and the development of communication across the planet. Some other news in regards to Facebook rolled out and that was all well and good.
But its the news of Facebook and Zuckerberg’s plans in the more distant future that made millions of people gasp, worry, exclaim, and wonder if they were about to be living in an extreme dystopian or utopian electronic future. Which extreme you envision is probably based on your already existing outlook on where technology is leading us in general.
So, what is this news then? What is being researched and developed in Facebook’s mysterious “Building 8”? Short answer: The Technology of reading brain impulses. Mind reading would be another, more dramatic, way of putting it.
Another high tech area of research is reading via touch. Basically being able to communicate ideas and words and concepts via pulses or vibrations through your skin.
If you’re not too intimidated by the concepts of such things, I highly recommend reading this fantastic article which goes into the much longer explanation of these remarkable subjects. Also, if you are interested in seeing the entirety of the keynote speech delivered by Mr. Zuckerberg which first announced the coming plans of Facebook to the world, give this link a click.