The Beginning Of the Era Of Connecting The Brain To The Computer

Elon Musk, founder of the American company Tesla and SpaceX , demonstrated how to connect a computer chip made by his new company ‘NeuraLink’ to the animal brain.

Elon Musk’s company , NeuraLink, has developed a chip in just four years that is being hailed as the beginning of a new era in the world of medicine and technology.

Elon Musk, however, has expressed concern in the past that artificial intelligence will overtake the human mind in the future, and he seems to have acknowledged the natural abilities of the human mind.

However, he himself introduced a chip that would leave the human mind behind.

The chip, introduced by Elon Musk on August 28, 2020, was supposed to be unveiled last year, but for unknown reasons, it was unveiled a year later.

According to the news agency Reuters , Elon Musk also gave a practical demonstration of the chip implanted in the brain at a long event in San Francisco.

According to the report, three such ‘pigs’ were presented at the demonstration ceremony, whose brains were fitted with a chip made by ‘NeuraLink’.

The unveiling ceremony was also shown live on YouTube, in which a ‘pig’ named ‘Gert Road’ can be seen doing extraordinary work after the chip is installed.

Elon Musk claimed at the ceremony that the ‘pig’ named Gert Road, who is now eating all kinds of food with great enthusiasm, used to shy away from eating any kind of food before the chip was installed. Working like a healthy animal, including eating a variety of foods.

According to Agence France-Presse (AFP) , Elon Musk said at the long event that the chip can be used to treat a variety of mental and neurological diseases. The chip introduced by Elon Musk is the size of a small coin and is extremely thin, which can be implanted in the brain of any living thing and connected to a smartphone via a wireless system.

Other ailments and problems include chip paralysis, anxiety, depression, severe joint pain, spinal pain, severe brain damage, quitting, blindness, hearing loss, insomnia and coma. Will help solve.

The chip is made from a system similar to a mobile phone’s SIM card that will connect it to a smartphone with the help of a signal and then the said things can be added and removed from the chip through the phone.

The chip will also store a record of human thoughts while preserving human memory. The human memory stored in the chip can be replayed at any time via computer or mobile or at any time the past days can be brought to the screen in the form of data.

Although the chip was claimed to have been implanted in the brain of a pig, Elon Musk did not say how long the chip would be implanted in the human brain or how long it would last. Will be offered for general sale.

However, he reiterated his commitment to sell the chip for a few thousand dollars in the near future.

Mobile SIM-style chip to connect to computer or mobile via wireless system, Elon Musk — Photo: AFP

It is believed that the chip will be installed in the human mind over the next five years to demonstrate its practicality and initially the chip can be installed in the brain of a sick person. At the same time, many experts have expressed concerns about the technology, saying it is possible that it will not be allowed to be introduced by governments, and Elon Musk has said in the past that he fears the US government will use it. The chip will not allow testing on humans.

Experts believe that initially the chip will be used in a limited number of people for many years, despite opposition from governments. However, it may be allowed to be used on medical grounds, but nothing can be said about it. It’s too early.

Apparently the purpose of this technology is to help people with brain and spinal cord injuries or congenital defects to control the phone or computer with their mind.

But on a long-term basis, the technology aims to create a digital superintelligence layer, that is, to connect humans to artificial intelligence, which is astonishing because Elon Musk has in the past called artificial intelligence a threat to humanity. Have done

The surgical robot also showed a chip demonstration; screenshot YouTube / AFP
The surgical robot also showed a chip demonstration; screenshot YouTube / AFP