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The Morning After: Elon Musk's plan to plug a computer into your brain

Added 07-17-19 07:09:02am EST - “This sewing machine from our nightmares is almost ready to install a brain-computer interface in a person.” -


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From “The Morning After: Elon Musk's plan to plug a computer into your brain”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Feel the need to work on your body? We have some expert advice on training gear that can help, with input from elite athletes who don't have time to waste. Of course, all that effort could be for naught once our brains meld with computers and we're living in a(nother) virtual world full-time -- and that's where Neuralink comes in.

We asked five elite runners, all of whom are flush with sponsorship deals and prize money, on what they use to train, and how they protect their most important piece of equipment: their bodies.

It's like a sewing machine. Sort of.Elon Musk's Neuralink plans to install brain-computer interfaces in humans next year

Two years ago, we heard about Elon Musk investing heavily in Neuralink, a company dedicated to building a device that links human brains to computers. Now, it has unveiled the "threads" and other hardware that it says can actually do the job. So far it has been done in rats, and according to Musk, "a monkey has been able to control the computer with its brain."

Thanks to a robot carefully inserting the wires near groups of neurons, the hope is that not only will it assist patients in restoring things like movement or sight, but possibly help humanity keep pace with AI.


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