Facebook investing in neuroscience “telepathy” technology that can read minds, report your thoughts to the NSA
Mark Zuckerberg and his team of social engineers are hoping to push the Facebook platform one step closer to singularity by developing new ways to invade the human mind in order to spy on people’s thoughts. According to reports, the social media giant is tasking a team of neuroscientists with developing a so-called “brain-computer interface” that will supposedly allow users to talk to each other telepathically, while also allowing Facebook to intercept this flow of communication for around-the-clock monitoring.
Known conspicuously as the “Building 8,” or B8, team, the crew working on the project is using advanced neuroscience and electrical engineering to build a platform whereby it will one day be possible for Facebook to use artificial intelligence to map the thoughts and movements of users’ brain in order to exploit them. The technology will have the ability to “capture a thought,” to quote the words of Zuckerberg, who explained how it will all work at a question and answer session he attended back in 2016.
In essence, the technology will give Facebook the ability to enter the human brain and extrapolate whatever is going on there, taking this information “in its ideal and perfect form in your head and shar[ing] that with the world,” Zuckerberg says. “The B8 team will apply DARPA-style breakthrough development at the intersection of ambitious science and product development,” reads a jobs announcement posted by Facebook about what the new project will entail. “It will operate on aggressive, fixed timelines, with extensive use of partnerships in universities, small and large businesses.”