Elon Musk says first Neuralink brain chip has been implanted in a human
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The future seems to very much be here as billionaire Elon Musk reveals the condition of the first human to be implanted with his brain chip.
Musk’s brain-computer implant has long been in the works and his company have previously stated their goal is to ‘create a generalized brain interface to restore autonomy to those with unmet medical needs today and unlock human potential tomorrow.’
Well, they very much could be on their way with that goal according to Musk.
Writing on X on Monday, he said: “The first human received an implant from Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well. Initial results show promising neuron spike detection.”
He also gave a little peek into the upcoming marketing of the product, noting that the first Neuralink product will be called telepathy.
Musk continued in a follow up tweet: “Enables control of your phone or computer, and through them almost any device, just by thinking. Initial users will be those who have lost the use of their limbs.
“Imagine if Stephen Hawking could communicate faster than a speed typist or auctioneer. That is the goal.”
“Imagine how much control the government would have over someone,” wrote on user.
“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” added another.
“Hard pass for me Elon. Sounds like some mark of the beast type ish,” a third wrote.
However, some users were optimistic about the possibilities and the scientific applications.
“This is great news for people with hemiplegia. They will have a complete possibility of becoming normal people,” one X user wrote.
“I have said that one day will be able to post on X with just using our minds! Its pretty much happening. This is going to change and improve so many lives, thank you to the entire Neuralink team,” another commented.
“My older brother lost his battle with ALS 3 years ago. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him. He was always a quiet man. As his days grew shorter we could all see that he wanted to share more and he couldn't. I would have loved for him to have been able to use your tech. Thank you Elon,” a third wrote.
What do you think? Is this part of the next great technological leap forward or maybe humanities next downfall.