Mark Zuckerberg Telepathy Technology: Is Facebook Hiring Neuroscientists For ‘Mind-Reading’ Social Networks?

Kristine Moore - Author

Jan. 14 2017, Updated 6:02 p.m. ET

Mark Zuckerberg thinks telepathy is the technology of the future, and now Facebook is actively recruiting for a number of neuroscientist positions, which is leaving some wondering if Facebook is attempting to create a “mind-reading” social network.

RT is reporting that recruitment ads have popped up on Facebook for their hardware division in California, which specializes in brain computer interface technology. The Independent also reported that Facebook is currently working on a “brain-computer interface” which will allegedly allow social media users to communicate with each other by reading each other’s minds.

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While this might sound like the realms of science fiction, in 2015 there was a Facebook Townhall Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg and Business Insider UK note that he is very interested in telepathy as the wave of the future, as evidenced by the comments he made during the question and answer session.

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“One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d like.”

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