Will we ever be able to log onto Facebook with our minds?

In the future it may be possible to log into social media using our brain waves.

28th December 2016
Will we ever be able to log onto Facebook with our minds? (iStock)

Asked by: Pad Scanlon, London

Surprisingly, the answer is yes.

Research at Binghamton University in the US found that every person has a unique pattern of brain activity when shown a series of images. In the study, a computer measured the brainwaves of 45 volunteers and was able to determine the identity of each person with 100 per cent accuracy. This means that your ‘brain print’ could be a very effective way to enable secure login to computer systems, including Facebook.

The only problem remaining is how to measure your brainwaves in an easy way – right now you need to wear a special hat full of sensors and wires. 

 


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