The ubiquitous social media company, Facebook, may be delivering all of us a step ahead in the future of communication. It seems that we should prepare ourselves for technology that would allow us to communicate with each other using only our thoughts.
We shouldn't really be surprised by this development as Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has regarded telepathy as the ultimate communication technology that can capture feelings in its ideal and perfect form, back in 2015.
"One day, I believe we'll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology," said Zuckerberg previously. "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."
Zuckerberg also imagines a post VR world where more than being able to capture a scene will be achieved. This is a world that can capture what you are going to be thinking and feeling then share that with the world.
It starts with Facebook's secretive Building 8 division posting a job ad currently looking for a person with neuroscience, computer science or electrical engineering PhD to take up the vacant Brain-Computer Interface Engineer position for a 'bold' two-year project.
If you happen to have a PhD in physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, Facebook is also looking for a Neural Imaging Engineer that will be responsible for designing and evaluating neural imaging methods based on non-invasive approaches.
A third job ad is looking for a Signal Processing Engineer holding either an MS or PhD Degree with a industry experience in audio signal processing. The chosen individual will be responsible leading and developing speech and audio signal processing algorithms and systems.
Facebook's Building 8 team is something akin to the Google X division and the Amazon Lab126. Building 8 unit is meant to be covertly coming up with new innovations and developing "Darpa-style" breakthroughs for Facebook.