As spotted by RT news, “recruitment ads at the facility for a number of neuroscience based positions have sparked speculation that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s dream of telepathic communication through technology could be on its way”.
The building 8 facility was launched one year ago as a DARPA’s executives shaped project to drive innovation in “augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, connectivity and other important breakthrough areas.”
The division is under the direction of the former DARPA director and former Google executive Regina Dugan. It was given an investment commitment of some hundreds of millions of dollars by Zuckerberg.
As RT news reports,
Several open job postings seeking “slightly impatient” individuals are currently listed for a two year technical project. A brain-computer interface engineer is sought to work in the area of “neuroimaging” and “electrophysiological data” while another position of neural imaging engineer is seeking professionals to develop non-invasive neural imaging methods. The project is also seeking a haptics specialist to help the company use touch interactions to build “realistic and immersive” experiences.
In FB’s Q&A chats Zuckmberg announced: “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”.