Mark Zuckerberg wants to create a device for reading thoughts on Facebook
For those who are seriously concerned that Facebook is too deeply into the lives of people, recent comments Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard made, should be alarming bell. During the nearly two-hour interview with a professor of the law school at Harvard University, Jonathan Zittrain, which took place in front of cameras and audiences, students, CEO Facebook cameras appeared on almost all sides. Responding to the claims of ethnic cleansing and censorship in the company and on the platform, Zuckerberg said he had not asked for such a big responsibility. And would not anyone, he said.
"If I were the other person, what I would like from the CEO?" He asked himself. "I would not want to so much content on the topic making was in the hands of any one individual."
Instead, Facebook creates its own Supreme Court, he said Zittrain, an external committee, which will be tasked to solve pressing issues on the topic of what is happening on the platform. "I can not make a decision that will deny their opinion," promised Marc.
And this is after data leak that Facebook Follow those who wish evil Zuckerberg openly expressing their thoughts on the social network.
It seemed that everything went according to plan. Zuckerberg has shown a welcome humility in respect of themselves and their company. But then he described something that really bothered him - and ugly pride Silicon Valley turned face again.
It turns out, Facebook is developing a brain-computer interface, a promising new technology. The idea is to allow people to intuitively navigate and the power of thought in augmented reality - neyroupravlyaemoy versions of the world, the same mirror world , which we have already been contacted. No printing, no conversation, nothing should distract you from interacting with digital additions to the landscape: Navigation instructions are superimposed directly on the freeway; small biography will swim next to the conference visitors; three-dimensional models of furniture will surround you when you move around the apartment.
Facebook wants to help people in augmented reality
Harvard audience was a little dumbfounded by this turn of conversation. Zittrain even joked on the fact that everyone will have the constitutional right to remain silent in the presence of technology, eavesdropping thoughts. But even here, work has already proven protection of large technology companies from criticism for violating the privacy of users: the consent of the users themselves. "Presumably," said Zuckerberg, "it will be something that someone chooses to use as a product."
In short, Zuckerberg does not abandon its mission to connect people all over the world for the sake of entertainment and profit. As from the gloomy pictures of police, probing the brain. And even apologized in advance. "I do not know how we got here," he announced to fervently, "but I am a bit aware of the future of technology and research, they are very interesting."
Of course, Facebook is already following the people when they travel around the world, using GPS and smartphone in your pocket, and just keeps track of their activities on the Internet. Do we allow Facebook to enter our mortal body so that we could order a pizza quickly and with lots of toppings? Zuckerberg certainly counting on it.
Frankly speaking, Facebook has no plans to enter the brain. First, the surgical implant, according to Zuckerberg, will not scale well: "If you really are trying to create something that will use each, you need to pay attention to things non-invasive."
The technology described Zuckerberg is a device similar to a swimming cap. It surrounds the brain and discovers relationships between specific ideas and specific blood flow or brain activity, presumably to assist the glasses or the production of Oculus VR headset, which is part of Facebook. According to Zuckerberg, the scientists can already distinguish between when a person thinks about a giraffe or an elephant based on neural activity. Printing power of thought will work on the same principles. As with many innovations Facebook, Zuckerberg does not see anything in the brain-computer interface violates the integrity of the person - what Louis Brandeis defined as "the right to be left alone" in his mind. On the contrary, he sees that this technology will expand the possibilities of man. "The way our phones are working today, all of the computing system, organized around applications and tasks are fundamentally different from how our brains work, and how we perceive the world," Mark said. "It's one of the reasons why I'm just delighted with the long-term prospects for the development of such pieces as augmented reality - because it will give us a platform that will actually be similar to the way we think about things."
The augmented reality will make more sense when "smart" version will be on top of the ordinary. "The watch will detect chairs; chairs will detect spreadsheets; Points will find hours, even under the arm; Tablets are visible to the insides of the turbine; Turbine will see workers around. " Suddenly our surroundings, natural and artificial, will work as a unit. With the exception of people with closed their thoughts and desires. But then they put the glasses with a brain-computer interface.
Zuckerberg explained the potential benefits of this technology as well as when Facebook announced the investigations in 2017: "Our brain produces enough data to stream four HD-movies every second. The problem is that the best way of transmitting information to the world - we - can transmit as much data as a modem 1980. We are working on a system that will allow you to type text directly from your brain to five times faster than you can type on the phone today. Ultimately, we want to turn it into a wearable technology that can produce big. Even a simple button "yes / no" in the head could make the nature of augmented reality is much more natural. " Well how do you like the idea that he and Zuckerberg? Guo will discuss in our chat in the telegram.