Technology is getting better and it will always be. The aim of years of researches and experiments is to make everything simpler and more helpful. There are also many discussions regarding how people can control computer using their brain. Well, that dream is likely to come into reality in the near future. It is because Facebook is into such technology, which helps people to manage and control a computer without any physical contacts. What they need to do is to use their minds to regulate the computer system.
The Potential of Brain-Controlled Computer
The project is to create superb software called the silent speech that helps users to type and control computer with their thoughts. The reasonable objective is to write 100 words per 60 seconds. Thus, it is not like that people can decode their random thoughts. Not only the project was announced by the 8 team, but it was also posted on Mark Zuckerberg’s account. In a nutshell, it is going to be an improvement of what people have now, which is Brain Computer Interface. Moreover, people can enjoy it in the near future.
Before entering a new era of technology, all people should have learned a bit about Brain-Computer Interface. The pioneer was the University of California, which researching and developing neuroprosthetics applications. At that time, the purpose was to help patients in restoring severed hearing, sight, movement, etc. The problem is the technology wasn’t able to read thoughts precisely. Instead, it detects any slight changes radiated by human’s brain. That means BCI is able to recognize frequency patterns and definite energy in the brain.
It Requires Lots of Work Right Now
Apart from the University of California, Harvard University also has developed a similar technology. It was called BBI or brain-to-brain interface. At that time, they tried it between a rat and a human. It allowed the human to move rat’s tail! Such achievement shows the possibility of telepathic links within a group. It caused a fear back then, as bad people might use it to dominate the crowd. No wonder, the technology was developed during the WWII. Similar to how we studied how clients interacted with websites and the various aspects of web accessibility we are begging to study the brain in a similar way.
With the basic of brain imaging technology, it is possible to read activity patterns of a human brain in real time. Thus, they can be interpreted in a computer or other devices. In the case of Facebook’s plan, their Building 8 starts working on projects that are able to control computer using brain. That means future users are able to type with their mind and read with their skin. It indeed takes lots of time to realize, but it is a possible project.
In summary, Facebook is interested in improving people’s experience in using a computer. In this case, their aim is to make it possible for a human to write texts using their thoughts. Even though many developments and researches are needed, it is likely they are going to achieve their objective in the near future. Once it has been invented, the usage requires an adaptation either. Right now, what people can do is to wait. Let the experts work on it, so life becomes easier over time.