How do you feel about Facebook knowing what’s going on inside your brain?
In the news this week: Facebook is working on wristbands that let you control a computer with your mind.
Step aside, Star Trek… we’re almost ready for life to become more science than science fiction.
Facebook’s Reality Labs, which has been studying the world of augmented reality and virtual reality, can grab your brain’s signals and use them to control computers.
This is the deal: These wristbands use sensors to grab your electrical motor nerve signals and turn them into digital commands.
So long mouse… clicking… swiping… and, well… all that jazz.
Facebook says it’s not reading your mind.
This technology doesn’t know what you’re thinking, but it knows what you’re trying to get your hands to do.
Would you let Facebook inside your brain?
What is Tech Tuesday?
If you ever find yourself wondering… What, exactly, is the point of TikTok? How can I make myself look better on a Zoom? Reddit? What’s that about? How do I help my kids be safer online? Who’s the latest creator and streamer that I should be checking out?
You are not alone.
Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM) on the air at Jack 103 (Rogers Sports & Media) to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture. We’re calling the segment Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).
Once the segment goes live on Jack 103, I will post it here for you to listen in, learn, share and engage….