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Super Torch Ritual

Brain-Machine Interface

…is here (almost). Musk-led Neuralink made its public debut last night and gave us glimpses of a new world imminent in the 21st century comparable to the world of The Matrix.

July 17 Elon Musk’s Neuralink hopes to put sensors in human brains next year

…it’s stuff that’s straight out of science fiction. The Elon Musk-backed company claims its “sewing machine-like” robot will be able to implant threads deep into a human brain. […]

Neuralink says its intention for the technology at first is to do things like help amputees, or restore the ability to see, talk and listen. Of course, as Elon has said previously, he believes that connecting our brains to computers will eventually be the only way to keep up with the progression of artificial intelligence, so while things may start here the plan is for something much more powerful. […]

One big reveal is that it “hopes” to begin working on human subjects as soon as the second quarter of next year. […]

One note Musk revealed during a Q&A session is that “a monkey has been able to control the computer with its brain,” in response to a query about animal testing and the results so far. Less surprising is his assertion that two people with the implants could use them to communicate “telepathically,” — once the technology is working two-ways in the brain that’s about what we’d expect.

See also “Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ & robot to insert them

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