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    Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Aims to facilitate stream of consciousness Facebook posting at 100 words per minute.
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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    "Here you go everyone, a new 'feature' for those of you who can't be bothered to learn how to type."

    Because FB don't have a rich enough dataset on people's lives already, and wan't to be able to read your thoughts...
    If you have been affected by this program on nuclear weapons and would like to learn more, please press your red button now.

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    That's a big ole cup of 'nope!' for me.
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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    All for this technology working out, and totally against it being in the hands of a social media platform or government.

    I just want to open Pandora's Box and selectively pick out some biscuits, you know?

    Edit: how much time will this cut from the current time required to take a picture of your meal / selfie and post something about it on social media for people to not care about? The mundane, now available at lightspeed.

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    it good give a route to a more honest "like/dislike" though couldn't it? Suddenly it knows whether you actually like that inane post by Sazza23 who you may or may not remember having met at that friend's BBQ last summer, and more importantly whether you give a damn that she LOLZ just saw a cat that looked like corbyn, kind of, if you squint. Oh, and these were my cherios in my bowl this morning...

    Maybe they could add an automatic way to filter your friend list to real friends and merely acquaintances, and automatically send STFU posts to people who are getting on your nerves. It could then morph into deciding your permitted friend group. Sorry Dave, you're not allowed to interact with that person.... you just won't like them. Or worse, they just won't like you. Think of all the social interaction and strife it could bypass... and with all that saved time you have spare capacity for them to load adverts directly into your brain....

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    My existing brain-to-keyboard interface is still working fine, and I can use them for grabbing and punching as well.

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    My existing brain-to-keyboard interface is still working fine
    Mine isn't and I live in constant fear of the Banhammer... Put my brainworkings directly online and I'll start wars!!

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Good technological idea (and no doubt possible), bad idea for Facebook. I don't use it much and am careful when I do. Stream of thought posts would not help me much lol
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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Love the idea of being able to type with thoughts, hate the idea of my thoughts being anywhere near the internet.

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    Love the idea of being able to type with thoughts, hate the idea of my thoughts being anywhere near the internet.
    who said that? Doh!

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Am I the only person seriously concerned about where this will lead to?

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    Am I the only person seriously concerned about where this will lead to?
    Did you read any previous comment ?

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Rubbishposting at maximum velocity!

    Facebook can't be the only people working on this, so if they do drop it from public outcry it won't actually slow the spread of this tech to police states. It's been in enough sci fi films that some nerd is bound to get it working eventually

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    Am I the only person seriously concerned about where this will lead to?
    Yes.

    It will lead to good and bad.
    The bad is probably best and most eloquently explained by someone like Saracen.

    The good will be granting physically impaired people the ability to communicate. For example, Carly Fleischmann is a personal hero of mine and technology like this will make things a lot easier for people in similar situations.

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    So... with various levels of privacy and the usual type of crap facebook has access to about your personal life, we're now going to have it sat with some form of implant/surface mesh so we can write messages by thought.

    Totally not going to be used to read ANY other thoughts of course. That would be horrific.

    I'll add the usual "not that I have anything to hide" before the knuckle-draggers get in here.

    This is genuinely where _not_ standing up to the general populations private lives being monitored will end up.

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    Re: Facebook is working on a brain-computer typing interface

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    The good will be granting physically impaired people the ability to communicate. For example, Carly Fleischmann is a personal hero of mine and technology like this will make things a lot easier for people in similar situations.
    This part of, no issue. The amount of stuff companies are already harvesting about us, they (should) have no real want or need for is quite serious though. The push from governments to remove encryption, for online activities to be logged... it's all very Orwellian. This would pretty much be the final part. Not even thoughts being private.

    It's an extreme but the internet has already given and taken in equal shares.

    This would be *almost* telepathy (assuming there would be a way to read the messages by thought too) granted by technology but there's a huge mass of very prickly issues come with it.

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