While Elon Musk is primarily known for his electric car empire, the Tesla CEO is now working on an exciting technology that will give people mind control. Musk is now asserting that the human trials for this futuristic technology may begin as early as this year.
Understanding This Technology
Musk launched Neuralink in 2016, capitalizing on his leadership in the field of emerging technologies. This wireless computer technology is implanted into the human brain, working in tandem with computers and other electronic devices. The possibilities for this type of technology are limitless.
Applications of Neuralink
This technology could potentially help in the control of conditions such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. It could also possibly give the blind their sight back and restore hearing to the deaf. For the ordinary person, Neuralink may be able to improve memory or other academic skills.
One of the most interesting applications of this technology would be the ability to possibly read the minds of others.
In a recent tweet, Musk said that the first human trials of Neuralink may begin as early as this year. Musk confirmed that they are in close communication with the FDA to get approval to launch the trials.
The biggest question on the table now is who will control this technology if it is approved? Will big tech get first crack at rolling out the technology, or will the rights go to the government? Will the new abilities be good for the human race, or will it cause more trouble and ethical issues than it is worth? Only time will tell, but it is a certainty that it will generate a lot of lively discussion.