Facebook is Working on a Smartphone That Can Read Thoughts

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Facebook announced that it assembled a team of 60 people to develop a technology allowing users to “think” commands and messages at their smartphones. The system would be able to literally read your mind … constantly. What could go wrong?

The people at Facebook are going down a path that can only be described as post-Orwellian. Not satisfied with the fact that their users willingly share their most intimate information on a daily basis, Facebook is looking to reshape the world and decipher thoughts that haven’t even been verbalized.

In February, Mark Zuckerberg released the “Facebook Manifesto” which, under a thin veil of altruistic vocabulary, hid a dystopian vision of a “connected world” where the flow of information was overseen and propagated using artificial intelligence and elaborated algorithms. But that’s not enough.

On April 19th, the company revealed its most ambitious (and scary) project to date.

Regina Dugan, head of Facebook’s hardware innovation division Building 8, speaks at F8 – the company’s annual developer conference.

Facebook has assembled a team of 60 people, including machine learning and neural prosthetics experts, brain-computer interface engineers and neural imaging engineers, to create a “mind reading” smartphone. It’s system would be capable of typing one hundred words per minute – straight from one’s thoughts.

Facebook plans to develop non-invasive sensors that can measure brain activity hundreds of times per second at high resolution to decode brain signals associated with language in real time. “No such technology exists today; we’ll need to develop one.”

Facebook is looking at using optical imaging – using lasers to capture changes in the properties of neurons as they fire – to glean words straight from our brain before we say them. If these signals can be read, they can be transmitted silently to other people.

If the thought that a company that makes almost all of its money from harvesting your personal data could also have access to your thoughts is scary, that’s because it is.

Dugan attempted to assuage people’s fears by pointing out that Facebook would only decode the words you were going to say anyway. “It’s not about decoding random thoughts,” she said. “We’re talking about decoding the words you’ve already decided to share by sending them to the speech center of your brain.”
– The Guardian, Facebook has 60 people working on how to read your mind

So Facebook is telling people to not be concerned about their thoughts being constantly read by a machine because it would only be able to decode words one was “about to say”. However, the goal of that technology is to read thoughts – without them being said – and to translate them into computer commands. How can a clear line be drawn between what can and cannot be read in the nebulous realm of human thought? How can we guarantee that this kind of technology won’t be used to actually monitor and control people’s thoughts? Are there even people willing to give up the sanctuary of their own thoughts for the slight convenience of not moving one’s finger on a touchscreen?

Another reason why Facebook is looking to be able to read brainwaves is to push its augmented reality technology.

Another reason why Facebook wants to read our brain activity is to develop the equivalent of a “brain mouse” for augmented reality. She painted a picture of a future where everyone wears augmented reality glasses that supplement our field of vision with additional information such as directions, and enhanced capabilities such as real-time translation of people’s voice or the ability to “mute” specific people and noises from your soundscape. What’s lacking in this augmented future is a user interface. When we don’t have a smartphone or a computer mouse, how can we select and click on a piece of digital content?

That’s where the brain-computer interface comes in.
– Ibid.

Facebook appears to be keen on answering questions nobody ever asked. Although the technology is presented as a way of “staying connected with the people around us” reducing the need to look at one’s screen – the true goal of this technology is painfully obvious. They want to know what you’re thinking. All the time.

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I bet once they do develop this beast technology, they will sell it as a means to keep us safe. Minority Reportesque safety measures where one’s evil thoughts will be used to prevent crimes. They’re trying to play God and be omniscient. Satanism at its worst.

I’m willing to bet they’ll show disabled people with the inability to speak or type using this mind-reading program to pull at our heart strings and convince us that this is something we all need.

Autism. They’ll exploit Autism.

They probably created autism- or manufacture it to some degree already. I think they manufacture many illnesses, and disease outbreaks for control.

or down syndrome #pettylife

You do know that the Bible says only God can know the true thoughts of man?
A machine can only make guesses

Believe it or not this technology already exists. Victims of what is known as organized predator gang stalking who are referred to as Targeted Individual (T.I.) been harassed by it since the 1980’s.

i was just listening to targetted indiviual stories last night. it made me think of this..

Those are just crazy people.

Annie of Green Gables

You come off as a bit negative and paranoid Dixie and Dixie 80 up-voters. Almost any powerful tool can be used for evil, people will shut their ears to outright paranoia. Stop driving cars and take the bus if you want not to benefit from an invention that hurts people. Cars pollutes the air and is a means to kidnap and kill children and kill other people on the roads. Dont use a smartphone at all or Facebook at all if you want to shield yourself. I dont even have a flip phone nor have I used Facebook. But if I had a chance to use a Dragon Dictate type device that actually worked well (because they actually suck) I would jump on it

Seriously what the f. Normal human contact anyone?! And you know what, I barely use my tablet and simple cellphone which causes me to feel like a fckng dying breed. In my lunchbreak everybody uses a fkn phone and when I want to conversate normally im being looked at as a retard. God please help us protect Your children!

Kill it with fire

Beware of any move toward Trans-humanism. It is straight from the pit of Hell.

its part of the NWO agenda, just like a one world government. they will sell it as its making the world a “better place”. i swear Zionism is the real cancer to humanity existence

Just don’t buy one, unfortunately our society is stupid and will embrace this crap. However I will not.

It will be mandatory eventually.

that’s the scariest part.
i notice that our society became so fragile after internet/social media. i’ve known a person who NEEDS to update her life to instagram, and when she misses to capture an event she will be like “aw man i want to snapgram it” instead of enjoying it

Last month, I went to a shop to return one extra paper roll I bought. The cashier told me to insert my credit card to have my money back. I explained that I didn’t have one and that the lady at reception told me that I could have my money back with cash.
So the cashier told me that EXCEPTIONNALLY she’ll give me cash. Then I asked : “how do people who do not have a bank account or not credit card at all can do?”
Her reply : ” that’s our society. You have to abid by the system.”
I was shock and sad at the same time. I think that that’s the kind of person that will accept the mark of the beast to sell and buy without thinking.

That’s why there is something like windows10, when you have to belong to a cloud – to do your own stuff in your own home on your own pc, on your own electric-supply.

I’d bet that much like a cell phone which can be remotely activated and used to record people other then the owner, they will probably reach the point where one device will monitor everyone in the room with you.So it would only take one device to compromise everyone in your work space.

I ask my friends with samsung/smart televisionsets about their settings. No kidding.

Next thing will be marking your forehead and right hand and openly sell your soul to Satan. We are very close to that.

So true…and people will be wanting it like warm bread…

Satan ?

its black mirror tv series coming true.

This SOB is a real front-man for the NWO. Why do people keep falling into FB and Google?

Oh he sure is…you do know he is also trying to get Internet in ALL countries rich and poor….WTF needs internet and everywhere and WHY??? and he calls it “connecting and uniting us as one” or some bullcrap….look up internet.org and his fb page…

You know he is a paid shill for the CIA/powers that were….hes a billionaire off of fb (which didnt hv ads til of late). PLz

I’m really not sure how anyone with a brain, or at the very least a hint of survival instinct, would want something like this. Back in the day I wouldn’t have been that worried b/c I know that no one would’ve adopted the tech and the venture would’ve failed. But the way people are manipulated into basically giving away everything that makes them unique in an effort to be cool in a social network, anything is possible. Of course the more savvy person knows what this technology is really all about, but this whole thing reminds me of something one of my favorite comedians said. “Touchless sinks and toilets….way to invent a solution for a problem that never existed”.

Brainwashing. Exposing the public to the idea, normalizing it. Repeatedly and again and again in books, movies and other pop culture. What’s the make it seem like it’s what everyone is doing- or at least anyone “cool” and “important”, then they know everyone else will follow suit. It already happens every day to different degrees. Like how people think they need the most expensive smartphones to begin with. Or how they can’t survive without a computer.

It has certainly been made sure that technology has been shoved into most facets of modern day life.

If Rhiannsomething wears a bra inside out on live television, a dozen fans will do the same.
If Rhiannsomething took out her left eye on live television, a dozen fans will do the same.

Reminds me of the time where fans thought Justin beiber self harmed or something like that then cut for Justin was trending, it was a few years back

What?! I highly doubt they can invent something like this. Please don’t let them fool you into thinking they are so advanced in their technology they’ve reached god status. There is only one God who is ALL powerful and sees everything, knows everything and is PERFECT. Satan knows he is running out of time.

The scary thing is, if they’re openly talking about it, they’re probably very close. Technology is more advanced than we’re permitted to know. Take the UK’s 2008 Embryo Fertilization Act. Look that up. It’s appalling.

Not really. I mean they were talking about flying cars making our commute and dropping the kids off at school easier since the 50s. I dont know about you, but I have yet to see them. And if they do exist, they are no where near readiliy aviallable

The military was testing invisibility capabilities in the 90s through DARPA. They could hide entire convoys and sent specialized scout units known at the time as LRRP to find them, but they couldn’t. They’ve got stuff they’ll never tell the public about. We’ll never know the full extent of their capabilities.

We, the Germans, had lots of advanced tech 80 years ago. Like flying saucers for example which they keep telling you are aliens from outer space, though they’re not. Like people said here before, if they talk about it, they got the tech, even if it’s very primitive compared to our 80 year old German tech. Just like cloning in “The 6th day”, they might already use that tech. Michael Jackson caught fire during Pepsi commercial, ok, use a new avatar clone, make it a little whiter in the process, booom. Michael Jackson talking too much, make him disappear, use a new avatar. Or just look at all the four or five different versions of Katy Perry, Zoey Dechanel, etc. that are all the same person. Tech exists we don’t know about. And in contrary to humans with a soul that try to live in peace and harmony with other… Read more »

Who did they duplicate the flying saucer from⁉️

Jim the German is a first class antisemite. Congrats on your intellectual achievement, Jim. Your words are to be relied upon and trusted.

I have never been a happier person since I did away with Facebook 4 years ago. I had had it only several months and found out quickly what its intentions were . Sadly there are people so addicted to it they can’t function without it!! I have been told since I do not have it I basically do not exist…that is the world we live in…

I quit Facebook about 4 years ago and till this day I have people asking me to get back on it and that I’m missing out. If I had a penny for every time a person asked me to get back on Facebook….

Since God is in all our minds constantly reading our thoughts, this is another pathetic attempt by the devil to replace God’s system with his own, inferior version. I look forward to when God takes back control and the devil loses the bet they’re having now, which is the book of Job writ large. Yo Satan, you already lost, you wanker!

One word: Thoughtcrime.

Meta Question: If you are a poor speller when you type, will you be a poor speller when you think?

Och I cannot stand the sight of this dick head’s face, it make me want to puke, these people usurp, and use technology developed by humanists geniuses to harm humanity, the should be arrested, satanist s**t heads

The biggest question to me these days is: can this dystopian future be stopped at all?

The best thing you can do is to keep insisting on trying to expose and warn about this. Everything is connected through social media profiles these days – use that option to easily effortlessly express your concern over this.

You either choose to speak up about what’s happening or you don’t – being a part of the solution, or a part of the problem, taking responsibility or just giving up. Help the growing awakening movement as best you can.

I ask myself the same question daily. There is absolutely no debate where we are heading. In my estimation, the only way to stop this is for a mass human awakening. I think we are making progress, but I don’t think it’s fast enough. And then I see videos of these BLM/Antifa and other protesters, and what little hope I have goes out the window. It seems that some people have become too brainwashed and their IQ’s have been artificially lowered so far, that it will take a miracle to turn this thing around.

Much as i know we all would love to stop the evil heading our way, it’s just not in the cards : Keep in mind it’s written, God tells us how things are going to go in the end you know? i mean who wouldn’t have wanted to stop the pain and suffering of our Lord Jesus right?!?! i know i would have wanted to but it had to happen for the Lord’s will be done in that case… similar here and now… our main objective shouldn’t be trying to stop the inevitable… but to save as many souls as possible with the truth and light of Jesus!! GOD BLESS!!

Oh, please, drop it. Totally out of context, in my own maybe not so humble opinion.

Keep asking questions. A lot of people who like to accuse you of wearing a tinfoil hat, find it more difficult to do, when you do not answer the questions yourselves, but have them and others supply the answers.
That way you even might get people to try to think for themselves without you being a smartass with strange ideas. Logic provides with the open doors.
Facts and arguments are important, not concepts, when having an discussion.
Why is their talk of global warming when we have enormous amounts of Less Sunshine?
Or, remember when as a kid we used to watch the endless blue sky? When was the last time you saw a blue sky?
Anymore?

Omg wtf. I have been thinking this for a while. I swear to u !!! The moment I laid eyes on thisv article title i almost s**t my pants. I have literally thought of apps or websites, clothing , and moments later an ad will pop up either being exactly that or relating to it. WTF WTF. I’m tripping balls

Humans are more predictable than you might think. Especially after you have studied them.
They collect data, and noticed you look for something more often, so they responded like Pavlov’s.
Pun intended.

The technology exists, and more. It’s just not been released to mass public knowledge yet. The “futuristic” technology you see in movies- a lot of the time is a reality. Even from years back. It’s just slow to surface.

This technology will probably allow the user of the smartphone to also read the thoughts of others.

Meanwhile, bees are dying at an alarming rate.

By the way, are there still whales, this while after Fukoshima?

i can’t believe what i’m reading
the future is dreadful

Eish! You can say that again… we’re in for the worst yet to come.

This article from Sept. 2015 has similar information, and Facebook boy-Z was even then having wet dreams about the possibilities for control. http://www.sciencefocus.com/feature/mind-reading/neurotelepathy-rise-mind-reading-machines As a “targeted individual” (TI) since at least 1976, I’ve had many incredible experiences. Besides the usual tactics of gang stalking, directed energy weapons attacks, and microwave hearing harassment, etc., I also had my thoughts revealed before I had them. The mind reading machine was likely situated in the apartment directly above mine. I kept hearing a voices, both male and female, telling me what my thoughts were an instant before I knew. That really freaked me out, and they were obviously trying to drive me craze – I became a drug addict instead (medicinal cannabis and iboga cure addiction). Since then, I’ve learned they really do have mind reading technology, which has been demonstrated in university labs. I read a recent study that demonstrated they can… Read more »

fluoride in the drinking water calcifies the pineal gland

That system would not have much to read in the average Facebook users anyway.

Inside the warped mind of Illuminati-slave Zuckerberg: https://youtu.be/85DVDBhuJ0Q?t=44s

all phones will probably be free, just to get people using them. If that can program from your brain, the phone might program you.

People will pay for them because it will be the new coolest thing… that’s the frightening thing… The awakening is happening with the raised vibration of our beautiful planes… it’s like a snow ball… but it’s gonna get ugly… teach the children what they really need to know… Chuck the war of the roses history carp they teach us in uk…. teach them how to grow their own food and care for one another…
We will be okay but it’s gonna be pretty interesting… life preservation skills will help us through… and being a great human being so people want you on their team..
Peace

They’ll sell it for $800 bucks and people will still flock to their demise like they do with everything else today. They know how to make people want things they don’t need, and they’ll make everyone foot the bill for their own destruction.

Annie of Green Gables

As a person who has poor motor control which impairs my ability to type. I cant help but fathom how disabled people might benefit from this technology. Although it is indeed something that needs to be tightly regulated

Not to be rude, but you do understand that you would have to pay a house to even enter the negotiations with the supplying corporations and their coworking home-aids?

My brain and human “tools” serve me well enough for this World. Thanks anyway, Peeping Toms of Facebook!

Monsters from the ID. Forbidden Planet warned us about this over 60 years ago.

Can someone tell me what is the point of being aware if we can’t do anything about it? We can’t help MK Ultra Victims or much in general??

This defeatist attitude of “nothing we can do” needs to be gotten rid of. If everybody here speaks up about this issue (share this article on your social media profiles is one easy way) the number of ‘awake’ individuals will grow exponentially.

If you just read this article but do nothing about it then yes, these things will all happen. So, take action!

If Zuckerberg and his ilk are so smart, why don’t they solve REAL problems, like world hunger or homelessness? If he and Bill Gates and Warren Buffet and Elon Musk pooled resources they could solve hunger very quickly. The fact that they don’t tells you all you need to know.

These technological achievements only serve to strengthen and confirm the accuracy of Biblical prophecy. We are living in the age of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased”.
Daniel 12:4; King James Version

Watch the TV series ‘Black Mirror”. Its a drama series that explores all these types of tech progressions. Very insightful and shows the dark side of where tech can take us.

Well the late Isaac Asimov predicted this tech back in the early 50’s. (Do yourself a favor and read his books)
I’ve read the quote but can’t remember who said it. “Today’s science fiction is tomorrows science” and it have not disappointed yet.

I read a fictional novel years ago where this “augmented reality” and telepathic Internet stuff is so pervasive that the protagonist got infected with rabies on purpose to disrupt his brain signals and ‘disconnect’. I find it so alarming how so many works of fiction that I once thought were far-fetched seem to actually be coming true. I’m starting to think “Idiocracy” might be the best case scenario.

Truly horrifying.

Although as worrying as this sounds, I suspect we’re ok for now… Unconvinced they’ll be able to develop tech to read minds when they can’t get voice activation working for Scottish accents…

cant see this taking off tbh most people would be so against this, far too creepy. Far as I am concerned they can go **** themselves!

They know how to make people want junk. I guarantee you the masses will flock to this and they’ll pay good money to sell themselves out to this bullcrap. People are already doing it today.

I dunno i mean look at google glass!!

Look at the i-anythingthatcomesoutoneayearlybasis

They’ll say something that’ll convince people, like using it to convict criminals based on their thoughts OR reading the thoughts of people before they commit a crime.. like a mass shooting for example!! or a terrorist attack!!

Minority Report

Elton Musk wants us all to get chips in our brains to telepathically communicate with our cars and each other. No thanks! He and Zuckerbetg are both unbelievably creepy. Musk also wants to lease Teslas, the catch being the company tracks your every move. What a world.

People still use FB? I thought it would be just a fad, that most users would get tired of. How most haven’t noticed it’s only used a monetary, advertising cesspool by now remains a mystery to me. This is straight verging on insanity. I did have this very thought while playing a video game the other day, instead of using the actual chat feature, but…..Someone please destroy this nonsene already.

Oh noooo that’s too scary! What is this world coming to??? Unfortunately, based on how many people line up blindly for the next best tech from Apple etc, this mind-reading phone will be popular! Everyone wanting to show off how cool they are because of some overpriced gadget that does cool things like talk to you (Siri) and read your mind!

It’s bullshit and the project is a waste of time. Both directions brain computer are hard, they wont work the next 10 years. Even if the brain gets electrodes via brain surgery, state is that it simply does not work at all. Bernd Borchert (Computer Scientist)

Sweet! I’m growing tired of having to push buttons all the time!

Slippery slope.

Honestly I’m a constant reader, but this article betrays a serious lack of knowledge of the capabilities of this type of technology and how it can be used. It doesn’t read your train of thought, using one of these devices requires training, almost like you are learning to use a new limb.

That’s what they tell you but their real agenda is more sinister.

what if you think something but dont mean to send it. like you think of txting a crush then change your mind?

It’s just a thought, but this technology that everyone is afraid of is also what could potentially be utilized in “Heaven” or a Utopian world. When God/good harnesses power, it can be a beautiful thing. People who view everything through crap-colored lenses need to ask themselves if they are part of the problem. Technology is not inherently evil or something to fear, it’s what we do WITH it.

Have you thought about what you know about human history, and its technological history, before you made that optimistic advise?

HELLO IT’S WHAT THEY DO WITH IT!!!!!!

It’ll fail, they’ll lose a lot of face, and nobody will work on anything this insane again for the next two decades

Just watched “split” and one of the previews was for a movie called “mind gamers”. Tons of symbolism in a three minute clip. This reminds me of that.

You, me, and all of us are the slaves, not him, he is a little Illuminati- Master, after all, he is the grand-son of his recently deceased grand-father David whatever his name is…

They want us like the humans from Wallie. By and Large!!!!!!!

You can’t blame them since people are very willing to w***e out their privacy.

Yahweh Yahuwshua is coming back soon. Spooky stuff here.

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