Updated 01:19 PM EST, Wed, Jan 26, 2022

Facebook Tapping on Telepathy Soon? Zuckerberg Calls It the 'Ultimate Communication Technology'

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Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is treading unfamiliar waters as he claims that one day, Facebook users would be able to update their status and send messages through mental telepathy.

In a Facebook Q&A session, the creator of the widely-used social networking platform answered a wide array of questions — from the definition of happiness to the unified theory of gravity and other forces.

However, what caught the media's attention is Zuckerberg's statement about the integration of virtual reality and mental telepathy as an answer to a query from Marcel Rukeltukel regarding his long-term plans for the website and his company.

"One day, I believe we'll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You'll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you'd like. This would be the ultimate communication technology," he stated in a post which was already deleted from the thread of comments on Tuesday afternoon.

According to PopSci.com, the "Black Mirror"-ish idea refers to the "virtual and augmented reality" as the "future of digital media," making videos more essential to social media communication than photos and furthermore, advancing in the ways of sharing their entire experience.

"First, people are gaining the power to share in richer and richer ways. We used to just share in text, and now we post mainly with photos. In the future video will be even more important than photos," he explained.

"After that, immersive experiences like VR will become the norm. And after that, we'll have the power to share our full sensory and emotional experience with people whenever we'd like," he added.

Though it may seem barely possible as of present, many do not doubt Zuckerberg's capabilities of making this happen particularly because he and geniuses at Facebook had been known to introduce new ways of communicating through the social media platform.

According to CNN Money, the company has decided to move away from mass sharing of information and focused more on making direct messaging more convenient and useful because he saw that the need for long-distance communication is needed more than mere expressing of thoughts to the public.

The report also backs Zuckerberg's plan to integrate telepathy with social networking, deeming it as "not just a far-fetched idea" since "scientists have already discovered ways to create 'computer brain interfaces,' or the ability for computers to translate brain waves into software commands, and vice versa."

Meanwhile, here is what the Facebook CEO thinks about virtual reality in a previous Q&A session in California.

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