The latest project from tech entrepreneur Elon Musk? Hooking your brain directly to a computer. Musk’s company Neuralink is working on “ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces” that will connect a human to a computer via tiny chips implanted in the brain. The technology could be used to treat brain disorders or other diseases, or to “preserve and enhance your own brain”, according to Musk. Musk, who has long warned about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, says he hopes to have a prototype ready by the end of next year.
Do you think we’ll all be hooking our brains up to the internet one day? Would you get a chip implanted in your brain if it meant super intelligence? Is this the beginning of the end, mark of the beast stuff?