A new startup named Openwater is working on brain-interface technology that may one day enable telepathic communication. Founded by former Facebook executive Mary Lou Jepsen, the new company is developing a light-weight, non-invasive wearable device that can see inside your brain or body in great detail. While it sounds like science fiction, Jepsen believes telepathy technology could be just eight years removed from us.
The details of exactly how all this will work are a little murky, and Openwater says it needs to file for patents before it will publish a peer reviewed proof of feasibility and eventually launch a product. But Jepsen, who has also spent time at Google X, MIT and Intel, says the basic idea is to shrink down the huge MRI machines found in medical hospitals into flexible LCDs that can be embedded in a ski hat and use infrared light to see what's going on in your brain.
"Literally a thinking cap," Jepsen explains.
More details at CNET. The effort seems similar to what Elon Musk is trying to achieve with Neuralink, the creation of technology to allow humans to communicate much faster and to become more competitive with artificial intelligence.