Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Brilliant Billionaires, No 49: Mark Zuckerberg:"Crazy brain research" will let users [sic] send thoughts telepathically — That'll Be Great For Those Who Can't Speak, Read or Write

"First it was text, then pictures and videos," reports the Daily Mail, "and now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg envisions a world where users share their thoughts and experiences telepathically."

"During a live Q&A yesterday," the DM continues, "Zuckerberg described a world that goes beyond virtual reality, which allows users to capture thoughts and share in a format that makes them available to the world. The tech tycoon believes this technology could be available in just 50 years, but also noted it isn't something Facebook is currently working on."

Meantime, those of us able to speak or write can just go on exchanging thoughts by word of mouth, in writing, etc. Of course those unable to articulate a clear thought will find Zuckerberg's ThoughtBook or whatever it will be called an effective, if not useful, way of spreading their state of confusion to the world.

Which all makes you wonder how smart your average tech billionaire really is.


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