Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains.
It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says.
The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery.
“We are not talking about decoding your random thoughts,” assured Facebook’s Regina Dugan.
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“You have many thoughts, you choose to share some of them.
“We’re talking about decoding those words. A silent speech interface – one with all the speed and flexibility of voice.”
Ms Dugan is the company’s head of Building 8, the firm’s hardware research lab. The company said it intends to build both the hardware and software to achieve its goal, and has enlisted a team of more than 60 scientists …