Zuckerberg has advanced his interest in the creation of brain-computer interfaces, capable of allowing us to use the mind to control different digital elements, such as augmented reality apps.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is not satisfied with being the king of social networks (and having to face scandal after scandal for the use of personal data for business and political purposes) but also wants to be the owner and Lord of new technological areas yet to be explored. And one of them is quite surprising, at least.
In a conference at Harvard University, Zuckerberg has advanced his interest in the creation of brain-computer interfaces, capable of allowing us to use the mind to control different digital elements, such as augmented reality apps. It is a field that has been investigated for decades by academics and some companies (Google has advanced projects in these conflicts), but it seems that Facebook’s bet is very serious.
“The way our phones work today, and all computer systems, organized around applications and tasks, is not fundamentally how our brains work and how we approach the world,” Zuckerberg said. “That’s one of the reasons why I’m very excited in the long term about things like augmented reality because it will give us a platform that I think is really how we think about things.”
According to his intervention, gathered by FOX News, Facebook would be developing a pair of external glasses or helmet with which to join our mind with technology, instead of other more radical approaches such as surgically implanted chips.
“If you’re really trying to build things that everyone uses, you’ll want to focus on non-invasive things,” the magnate explained to justify non-invasive methods. In this sense, one could understand the purchase of Oculus VR, one of the main brands of virtual reality helmets, to which these advanced capabilities could be added in order to make the user’s experience more natural.