Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, predicts a future in which humanity is fused with technology, creating a reality much different than the one we currently inhabit.
Zuckerberg claims that this technology will benefit mankind, giving “everyone a voice,” though the potential would be a society similar to that described in George Orwell’s 1984.
Zuckerberg explains that “crazy brain research” is opening the door to a world where thoughts would be recorded (from the Washington Post):
But the question that you have to ask is: Is video the end of the line, right? Is that as good as we can do, in terms of capturing a scene and what someone is experiencing at that point in time? And I think that the answer to that is definitely no, right? Because technology can always get better, we can always do a better job of giving everyone a voice, making it so that everyone can share exactly what they’re thinking.
Once the novelty of the concept has worn off, we’re left with a program which indiscriminately reads our thoughts and uploads them to ‘the brain.’
Those whose thoughts are considered 'normal' will be fine, but those who think outside the box will be subject to the ‘thought police.’
Zuckerberg jokes, “That’s just straight out of the Matrix, right?”
At least we're in good hands, eh?
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