''The next big evolutionary Orwellian technology is coming. Soon you will be able to implant yourself with a brain chip to be super smart, CBS Chicago reported.
Elon Musk has previously criticized humans at a conference in Dubai. He expressed that artificial intelligence would surpass human beings and that we would be irrelevant if we didn’t merge with machines. Musk plans to do this with his “Neuralink” product that can make anyone superhuman by connecting their brain to a computer chip.
“Neuralink” is designing a cranial computer interface or neural lace, although it’s unclear what types of products the company will develop.
The Wall Street Journal speculated that the first products could be advanced implants to treat brain disorders like epilepsy or major depression.
Electrode arrays and other implants are already being used to help the effects of Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and other neurodegenerative diseases – but only rarely, due in part to the dangerous nature of brain surgery.
Musk has teased for months on Twitter about the development of this technology. “Making progress on neural lace,” he tweeted last August. Musk tweeted again in January, “maybe something to announce in a few months,” and further confirmed the existence of the development of the technology Tuesday, tweeting out on Tuesday that “Long Neuralink piece coming out on
“Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence,” Musk said.
“Your output level is so low, particularly on a phone, your two thumbs just tapping away,” he added. “This is ridiculously slow. Our input is much better because we have a high bandwidth visual interface into the brain. Our eyes take in a lot of data.
It’s not the first time that Musk warned about the dangers of A.I., previously describing it as potentially the greatest threat to the existence of human life and comparing intelligent machines to summoning a demon.
“You know those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram, and the holy water, and he’s like Yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon? Doesn’t work out,” Musk said at a symposium in October 2014.
The science may seem a bit science-fiction, but Stanford University has already successfully created a brain-computer interface (BCI), BrainGate, and early BCI tech allows people with paralysis to type messages on a computer by picking out letters on a screen, Ars Technica reported.'
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