Elon Musk’s Brain Chips

Elon Musk starts work on new brain chips.



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By: Eric Yang, Journalist

With the new age of technology coming in, we can expect new and upcoming inventions. One such person making these strives is Elon Musk, and he plans to make your brain a computer. Elon has always had ambitious plans, and he is planning to implant a chip into your brain to make it like a working computer. This plan was set into motion when he launched the company called Neuralink. On August 16, 2016, he officially co-founded the company with plans already set in motion. This chip is described as “A Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires” by Elon Musk himself. They plan for Neuralink to function like your average cell phone and Alexa. They plan for this to function to where what you are thinking is what is displayed in your head or what you see. Neuralink’s first major accomplishment is when they managed to program a sewing robot. This was important because it meant that they had started to make progress towards the eventual goal of the chip in the brain. The second major accomplishment was when Elon Musk tested this product on a Monkey, where the monkey’s thoughts were displayed on a screen. This made it so that it could function on an actual living being with a functioning brain. Although it may seem close to release, in actuality, the product is far from being finished. Neuralink still has to undergo safety measures to be 100% safe and ready for the general public.  These strives in technology mean that we should be excited for what is to come for the future.

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