Elon Musk’s Neuralink Could Start Testing Brain Chips Implants on Human Later This Year

“Hi @elonmusk, I’ve been thinking for a long time how to write this to you – but I’ll keep it very simply,” Hamoon Kamai, a Twitter user tweeted on January 31, tagging the Tesla Boss Elon Musk. 

“I was in a car accident 20 years ago and have been paralyzed from the shoulders ever since. I’m always available for clinical studies at @Neuralink.”

On February 2, Elon Musk, who also owns a neurotechnology company – Neuralink, hinted that the company could start implanting chips on human brains before the end of 2021. 

“Neuralink is working super hard to ensure implant safety & is in close communication with the FDA. If things go well, we might be able to do initial human trials later this year,” Musk replied. 

Neuralink, a neural tech startup Musk co-founded in 2016, aims to help people with neurological conditions by planting computer chips on human brains to create artificial intelligence. The implant is hoped to cure neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The second richest man in the world, Musk, appeared recently on a social media site called Clubhouse on January 31. On the audio-streaming app, he said that his neurotechnology company recently applied its nanotechnology to implant a chip into a monkey’s brain that enabled the monkey to play video games with its mind. 

“We’ve already got a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull, and the tiny wires, who can play video games using his mind,” Musk said.

“One of the things we’re trying to figure out is, can we have the monkeys play mind-Pong with each other?” he added. “That would be pretty cool.”

Musk’s company had tested their neurotechnological implants on pigs’ brains in late August 2020, and also live-streamed the pigs’ brain activity. 

Musk asserts his company’s brain-machine interface can cure paralysis and [ … ]

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Eureka
4 months ago

He should implant one on himself and start building better cars.

new age
4 months ago

We are all turning in to Cyborgs. Elon Musk’s obsession with technology is starting to hit its limits.

Tag Lady
4 months ago

This is literally the bridge towards us making us live in the MATRIX.

proven
4 months ago

Are we entering the cyberpunk era?

Polly Prepper
4 months ago
Franco Combs
4 months ago

As much as I admire Musk’s ambitions with SpaceX but Neuralink scares me. It feels that driven by fear of AGI, he threw any caution to the wind and did not consider effects of neural implants of any order, much less higher ones.

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