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Elon Musk shows off Neuralink brain implant

August 29, 2020 | Comment icon 13 comments



Would you agree to have this implanted in your head ? Image Credit: Neuralink
The entrepreneur showcased the brain-computer interface with the assistance of a trio of pig volunteers.
During a live-streamed presentation at Neuralink's headquarters in Fremont, California yesterday, CEO Elon Musk unveiled the titular implant and offered a demonstration of what it could do.

Designed to enable man and machine to work together, Neuralink has been described as an answer to the existential threat of an artificial intelligence surpassing our own capabilities.

In practical terms, this means that it will have the capacity of enhance various human abilities as well as to serve as a way to treat various illnesses and neurological disorders.
For yesterday's demonstration, Musk introduced a trio of pigs - one of which having been fitted with the Neuralink implant, one of which having no implant and the other having had an implant that had since been removed, thus indicating that the device can be taken out safely.

"The beeps you're hearing are real-time signals from the Neuralink in Gertrude's head," said Musk.

He also hinted that in the future, the implant could even make it possible for people to replay their own memories inside their head like something out of an episode of Black Mirror.

You can check out the live-stream in full below.



Source: Geekwire | Comments (13)



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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by razman 1 year ago
Pig volunteers?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jon the frog 1 year ago
With everybody connected, well you can mass control efficiently !
Comment icon #6 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 year ago
To be honest this idea of Musk is not really new. Such implants have been around going back to 2006 and maybe further. Plus putting implants in animals is not new, people have been putting similar devices in cattle etc since at least the 1970's along with RFID's that date back to the 30's and 40's.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Kismit 1 year ago
think about the sleeping soldiers you could hide in society with a weapon like this.
Comment icon #8 Posted by DingoLingo 1 year ago
ok gotta say.. Shut up and take my money
Comment icon #9 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 year ago
Sometimes I wonder if Elon Musk watched too many Back To The Future films as a kid.
Comment icon #10 Posted by psyche101 1 year ago
Not enough I'd say. Still no hoverboard.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Golden Duck 1 year ago
He always reminds me of a James Bond super villain.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Jon the frog 1 year ago
It making me thing about the Adeptus Mechanicus...it's just the beginning ! Adeptus Mechanicus Prayer: From the Weakness of the Mind Omnissiah Save Us From the Lies Of the Antipath Circuit Preserve Us From the Rage of the Beast Iron Protect Us From the Temptations of the Fleshlord Silica Cleanse Us From the Ravages of the Destroyer Anima Shield Us From this Rotting Cage of Bio-Matter Machine-God set us free There is no Truth in Flesh Only Betrayal There is no Strength in Flesh Only Weakness There is no Constancy in Flesh Only Decay There is no Certainty in Flesh But Death From the Weakness of ... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Humbled Hypocrite83 1 year ago
It's all going to fit in here but everyone remains blind


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