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How Facebook's telepathic texting supposed to work

Facebook's goal is to make a handful of long-term bets that could define future of computing

Christopher Mims 

You might’ve heard that Facebook Inc. is working on a way for you to message your friends and update your news feed...telepathically.   When the company announced this at its annual F8 conference in mid-April, it was pretty vague about how the feat would be accomplished. Turns out the plan includes building a technology that would, by itself, revolutionize how we study the human brain. Are the methods crazy? Yes. Do neuroscientists and engineers outside Facebook express extreme doubt this will succeed? Yes. Facebook doesn’t care and is investing millions in ...

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 00:32 IST
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