Facebook users will soon be able to send messages and posts to one another using only their minds, according to founder Mark Zuckerberg.
It’s a staple of pretty much every science fiction movie ever made and, now, the social network’s chief executive said the “ultimate communication technology” could soon be a reality and would enable people to send thoughts directly to each other, telepathically.
Zuckerberg gave his views on Facebook’s future in an hour-long Q&A session.
One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. 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.
The 31-year-old billionaire also discussed where the website is heading, and said that helping people share information is one of his key aims, especially using video.
There are a few important trends in human communication that we hope to improve. People are gaining the power to share in richer and richer ways. We used to just share in text, and now we post mainly with photos. In the future video will be even more important than photos. After that, immersive experiences like virtual reality will become the norm. And after that, we’ll have the power to share our full sensory and emotional experience with people whenever we’d like.
The future is coming. Sending messages with our minds, robots getting married – surely it’s only a matter of time now until we can finally own a flying car?