At an event hosted by Facebook-backed research center Chan Zuckerberg BioHub on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterated that the social network is still hoping to one day release a brain-controlled wearable that replaces the mouse and keyboard with your brain activity, CNBC reports.
“The goal is to eventually make it so that you can think something and control something in virtual or augmented reality,” said Zuckerberg said, as quoted by CNBC.
The news comes after Facebook purchased brain-computer interface startup CTRL-labs for nearly a billion dollars in September. The startup was developing a bracelet that allowed users to control virtual avatars with brain activity alone.
Facebook’s brain-computer interface was first announced at the company’s F8 conference in 2017. The non-invasive wearable device is meant to one day allow users to type by simply imagining themselves talking.
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