I had to check the date when this story broke but it is not April 1st and not a joke.

Facebook claims it is generating technology that will permit humans to control computers from our brains.

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Known as “Silent Speech” it will allow us to type at an astounding 100 words per minute.

However before you all dash out to attempt to purchase the software, it is in the very early stages of development and will require technological advances to detect brainwaves before the service will be available.

A spokesperson said “We want to decode certain words with the speed and flexibility of the voice.”

On his Facebook page, Mark Zuckerberg added “Our brains produce enough data to stream four HD movies every second.

“The problem is that the best way we have to get information out into the world – speech – can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem.

“We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from your brain about five times faster than you can type on your phone today.

“Eventually, we want to turn it into a wearable technology that can be manufactured at scale. Even a simple yes/no ‘brain click’ would help make things like augmented reality feel much more natural.

“Technology is going to have to get a lot more advanced before we can share a pure thought or feeling, but this is a first step.”

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