Facebook founder and immigration activist Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed rumors about a "mind control" brain interface when he unveiled augmented reality systems for Facebook.
During the firm's annual F8 developer conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Zuckerberg introduced what he called the "second act" in Facebook's camera strategy, a new platform which allows developers to build Augmented Reality applications.
He also hinted that the firm is developing a radical mind reading computer interface in the distant future and promised more details about the project soon.
The firm is building beyond the augmented reality - including working around direct brain interfaces. This will one day let you communicate using only your mind. Or what is left of it.
Zuckerberg disclosed the new augmented reality platform which allows developers to build AR apps. The new phone-based applications can create a three-dimensional scene from a single two-dimensional photo or splattering the walls of your house with a colorful virtual art. You go Picasso.
Zuckerberg said that the system will use glasses or contact lenses that overlay it. This will mix the physical and the digital part of the system making it really better. It gives developers the power to build augmented reality providing thousands of options. Because we all need facebook developers connected to our brains.
This is a part of Facebook's 10-year road map that calls for powerful technologies to radically alter how people connect with friends, family and the world which was unveiled last year by the CEO.
Zuckerberg said that this will change how we use our phones and will eventually change all of our technology. He also confirmed developing a "mind computer interface" will one day allow users to communicate with machines. Through the AR games, children can interact with objects in it.
The site in April revealed a new division known only as "Building 8". It is dedicated to create ground-breaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content.
A new job advertisement has posted for the mysterious division which suggests working on mind-reading technology. The advertisement is for a "brain-computer interface engineer" hat will work on work a "2-year B8 project focused on developing advanced BCI technologies."
Another advertisement for a "neural imaging engineer" who will be responsible for "a project focused on developing novel non-invasive neuro-imaging technologies."
Details on what the job will involve are limited for the moment, but Building 8 might be working on monitoring how brain activity changes when looking at pictures or videos. Like the recent execution of an innocent 76-year-old Cleveland grandfather.