When a human in France sent a telepathic email to another in India this week, people everywhere are beginning to ask, how soon until we are all cyborgs?
Granted it was a pretty short email, just two words HOLA! and CIAO! but still, the message was transferred directly from one brain to the other using direct B2B, or Brain 2 Brain link technology. This technology relies on electroencephalography to translate brain impulses into binary and back again, as per the diagram provided by plusone.org .
The message appeared as a flash of light in the corner of the receiver’s vision and marks the first time that one human has sent a message almost directly to the brain of another human.
Cyborg scientists are understandably excited by the possibilities but before you and your BFF line up for B2B chips of your own, SOS urges you to stop and consider the pros and cons of receiving direct messages to your brain…
PRO –>> No longer any danger of losing your device and therefore your email.
CON –>> No more excuses you can give about not receiving your email and replying promptly
PRO –>> Ability to read your email in front of others without seeming rude. As long as you’re still nodding and smiling, nobody has to know you’re secretly catching up on your correspondence.
CON –>> How will you edit your thoughts? What if you like me don’t think in complete… sure wish I had another cookie right… why is my foot so itchy…hey is that a Tesla?
PRO –>> In case of emergency, the ability to send an SOS could be instantaneous.
CON –>> How will you prevent unwanted transmissions? Never mind talking in your sleep, what happens when you email those er, nocturnal emissions to the wrong recipient?
PRO –>> No more keyboard pain. Slow typer like me? No more worries! Can’t spell? Well, we’ll see about that. Will your biomechanical pulses be any faster? For me that depends on the day.
CON –>> Brain Spam. If you hated spam before wait ’til you start receiving promotional offers for knock-off drugs and merch direct to your brain. And if you worried about the Cloud before how much worse will it be now?