“You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d like,” Zuckerberg said. “This would be the ultimate communication technology.”
In the past decade, the company has expanded the way users communicate on the platform. First there were plain profile pages. Next came comments, and then the Wall, Likes, Groups and News Feed.
With its Oculus aquisition, Facebook gave us a hint of what it wants to do with virtual reality — to make users feel like they’re right next to their friends, seeing and experiencing everything in real time.
Scientists have already discovered ways to create “computer brain interfaces,” or the ability for computers to translate brain waves into software commands, and vise versa.
, for example, has been building a system that allows researchers to send brain signals from one person to another through the Internet. In the past, one participant has been able to successfully move a second participant’s finger on a keyboard, just through thought. Both were wearing special hats equipped with carefully placed electrodes.