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Facebook is Developing Secretive Telepathic Technology

Facebook is apparently taking its love of knowing everything about every single one of us a step further. According to several job listings posted directly to Facebook, the firm is hiring experts in a variety of fields related to brain-computer interfaces, with the ultimate goal remaining a mystery. In one posting, Facebook has posted qualification requirements seeking a candidate with a specific technical background in brain imaging and interfacing:
Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, computer science, electrical engineering, or related quantitative technical field required. 3+ years of experience with brain-computer interface technologies or other applications or machine learning methods to neuroimaging and/or electrophysiological data.
Other listings include a search for non-invasive neuroimaging engineers and haptics engineers. Haptic technologies are a broad class of devices which enable sensory feedback, such as the vibrating controllers of video game systems or touchscreens which can alter their own surface friction. Could Facebook be attempting to let users ‘feel’ one another? Gross. However, given other recent advances in brain-to-brain and brain-to-computer interfaces, it’s no stretch to presume that Facebook wants to take the computer or phone out of the equation entirely. These job listing are all listed under the mysterious “Building 8” division of Facebook, a hardware laboratory dedicated to what Facebook calls “DARPA-style breakthrough development at the intersection of ambitious science and product development.” While Facebook can on one hand claim this research is all about bringing humanity together, putting so much data in the hands of a single private company that conducts top-secret research is worrisome, to say the least. Read More: Mysterious Universe

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