Elon Musk Ventures Toward the Neuralink
By Teagan N.
Could cyborgs be in our future?
On March 28th, 2017, Elon Musk tweeted about a new project that he is interested in starting. Called Neuralink, this project would delve into the research and production of a technology called neuralace, which would implant dozens of electrodes into the human brain, giving a direct link to computer systems. Though he hasn’t officially started up yet, Musk has stated that someone needs to do it, and he will take responsibility if no one else will.
Musk, who is the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has developed theories about universal space travel and has been actively trying to develop a plan to colonize Mars. With Neuralink, Musk plans to combat the strengths of computers and artificial intelligence, as well as make human lives more seamless and beneficial. Neuralink has been registered as a medical research company since July 2016.
With artificial intelligence growing stronger and replacing more of what used to be human responsibilities, Musk has stated that human transformation into cyborgs is a necessary step to continue prospering in this world. He proposes that Neuralink’s integration will help take back that power and “augment our capabilities”.
It is possible that Neuralink could lead to a greater integration between humans and technology, but the results are currently unknown. Musk promises to release new information soon.