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Published on August 8th, 2019 📆 | 6392 Views ⚑


Why Elon Musk Wants to Implant an Electrical Wire in Your Brain

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is planning on inserting electrodes in brains to help people who are paralyzed use robotic prosthetics.
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Elon Musk’s Neuralink presentation in July 2019 discussed what the company has been up to. Neuralink is developing a brain-machine interface, or BMI, that would be implanted into patients who are paralyzed to help them control their electronics and use robotic limbs. Musk and Neuralink even envision a future where people who are able-bodied also have BMIs that will allow them to communicate with artificial intelligence more efficiently.

But BMIs are nothing new, they’ve been around for more than a decade. In the past, BMIs have used an array of stiff needles with electrodes to detect neural activity, but Neuralink’s brain implant is a bit different.

Neuralink’s implants would use flexible threads—thin, cellophane-like filaments containing electrodes—which would measure between 4 to 6 micrometers in width and would allow a higher volume of data to be transferred. Neuralink’s implants will be more difficult to insert but could be less invasive and damaging.

But Neuralink’s goals don’t stop at these implants, Musk and the company also hope to replace the physical drill that is needed to pierce the skull to access the brain, with lasers.

Is Musk’s goal to make the human relationship with AI a symbiotic one possible? Or is he looking at such a big picture he’s painting off-canvas?

Learn more about what Neuralink and Musk have been up to on this episode of Elements.

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35 Responses to Why Elon Musk Wants to Implant an Electrical Wire in Your Brain

  1. WTF is going on???!!!…..(can you give me memories of experiences I didn't have?)

  2. anouska k says:

    Elon Musk 2020's version of a Lunatic psychopath

  3. Max Power says:

    Well, isn't that nice a "Mark of the Beast" type device…..who could be the designer and gain from such a device….? Maybe…..Satan??? (Dana Carvey voice).
    Revelation 13:16 Not so funny

  4. V Bin says:

    Why do we need to communicate with AI??? They already have 80% of our jobs. I say let's trash them and go back to the old way.

  5. Hooyahfish says:

    I can’t wait to download information to my brain.

  6. RakeSh To says:

    Sala usb munda ra lageiba pagal chuda

  7. If this technology gets to the point where it replaces pain feedback receptors, such as headaches, continuous pain, etc(within reason) then I would 100% use it.

  8. L1nc says:

    Sign me up as a test subject. I wonder if I can get a sponsor if I had their logo tattooed on mine. Or maybe promised a certain amount of my brain processing power to thinking about their product.

  9. I'll be a old man by the the
    Your Ready, Wait I am A Old man Lets go !

  10. I'd like to volunteer my dog.

  11. Yeah. Let me line up to volunteer for a chance to cut a series of holes in my skull to stick a pincushion into my cerebrum. What could possibly go wrong? I don’t think that they’ll have neurosurgeons lining up to install these puppies either. There’s that pesky Hippocratic oath and first doing no harm to consider. Musk has been slowly but surely entering snake oil salesman territory here. An electric car is one thing; turning people into bargain basement telepaths is quite another. 2 years? More like a hundred.

  12. Yay no more school, at the cost of a USB-C sticking out of your head.

  13. Eric B says:

    You fax must work for DARPA I mean really?

  14. Brain Mapping. Artificial Intelligence. We should have been working on it thirty years ago. I will say this – and I'm gonna say it on tape so everybody hears it a hundred times a day: If I die before you people can pour me into a computer, I want Caroline to run this place.

  15. stu Art says:

    They need test subjects who are desperate enough to sign a waiver…..

  16. imagine if in the future bitcoin could be mined with our brains.

  17. Omega Sake says:

    Our ethics and security have already been supper imposed on and well just flat out leaked and stolen. Why not just give them your entire brain.?

    Other then that it can be great for the disabled and those who need it to help them.? I guess…

  18. Musk has not been secretive about his development of a Nuro-lace as he feels that the body needs to keep up with the new super computers.

    We still do not understand how the human brain truly works – it works on both a chemical and electron bases… we have not been left behind by man made tech.

  19. Imagine a virus that hacks the mind into committing acts of terrorism.

  20. nekoeko500 says:

    They need to figure out how to wire the neuralink's prototype to a camera… No wait, that's what I need 😂😂😂😂😂

  21. TheSimba86 says:

    I can imagine a future where people's brains get hacked and held ransom for bitcoin LOL

  22. Bimmer Won says:

    What happens when you want the next generation implant? Also how do I know my brain can’t be data breached?

  23. FBI says:

    This guy needs to get off his Adderall he's so skinny

  24. So stupid, sEEG is much better, less invasive and neural networks are making it possible to get similar results.

  25. I’d prefer something a little more like Augma

  26. lee rice says:

    What if I decide to reprogram your mind or the computer decides to reprogram humanity…Doll House…………….

  27. Seeker says:

    Want to learn more about how close we are to controlling machines with our minds? Check out this episode of How Close Are We: https://youtu.be/O0IjaXuTUz0

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