Facebook Buys a Startup for Managing the Power of Thought for $1 billion
Facebook has announced the acquisition of CTRL-Labs, a startup that develops software allowing people to control computers using brain impulses. The Facebook vice president Andrew Bosworth said that one of CTRL-Labs' developments is a wristband that reads signals from the brain. In particular, the owners of such bracelets will be able to write text on a computer without using a keyboard. It will be enough for them to simply tap their fingers on the table, imitating typing. This technology can later be implemented in smartphones and used together with virtual reality glasses. Using glasses with a phone or bracelet, a person can control a computer without a keyboard and mouse. According to CNBC sources familiar with the terms of the deal, its amount ranged from $500 million to $1 billion.