Facebook Has Filed a Patent for Mind Reading Smart Glasses

Not that long ago, Google released a product that it clearly thought was going to revolutionize the entire industry. This product was Google Glass, and it was essentially a pair of spectacles that could interface with your smartphone or other tech that you may have been using all in all. This seemed like a good idea to them at the time but the fact of the matter is that nobody really wanted to use these glasses and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that they were awkward and did not really provide enough functionality to make it so that they could genuinely end up being worth the fact that you would look absolutely terrible while wearing them.

Facebook seems to have failed to learn from this disaster and has been working on wearable tech of its own for quite some time now. However, there is something unique about Facebook’s smart glasses and this is the fact that it might be able to read your thoughts. If you think that this is just conjecture or is perhaps some kind of press release that Facebook gave out to generate publicity, you should know that Facebook has actually ended up filing a patent for this tech, and this patent is essentially for a pair of glasses that can recognize what is being referred to as “subvocalized speech recognition” tech.

This quite literally means that the glasses would be able to read your thoughts. It is unknown what something like this could ever be used for and it doesn’t seem likely that anyone would want to wear them especially because of the fact that wearable tech is generally not all that popular but at the end of the day it seems like Facebook is going forward with this regardless.

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