Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Are We Becoming Cyborgs? (part 3)

Advanced Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technologies are being developed at Facebook's Building 8, and job opportunities are posted for a Neural Imaging Engineer. The job description indicates the work will be focused on the development of non-invasive neuroimaging technologies and designing and evaluating “novel neural imaging methods based on optical, RF, ultrasound, or other entirely non-invasive approaches.” Non-invasive BCI technologies are not only being pursued by Facebook; Elon Musk has also initiated a startup called Neuralink, with the intent to create brain interfaces. This technology is being seriously pursued, so it is quite possible that we may one day abandon keyboards entirely, simply thinking our words to our devices...

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