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September 18, 2018

Elon Musk Promises Technology That Connects Our Brains To Computers

Tesla CEO announced a “Neuralink” invention that will enable a superhuman cognition. Revelation or revolution?

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It sounds like a science-fiction vision from the “Matrix” movie. But if the Musk’s promise is feasible, in a couple of months we can expect something really big – a revolutionary technology that will increase data rate between the brain and computers. On the Joe Rogan’s podcast Elon Musk said: “I think we will have something interesting to announce in a few months. That’s better than anyone thinks is possible. Best case scenario, we effectively merge with AI.”

And yes, he had announced the Neuralink’s plans before he smoked a joint on a web broadcast. The scandal overshadowed what Tesla CEO was talking about.

– It will enable anyone who wants to have superhuman cognition. Anyone who wants – said  Musk. The technology is being developed by “Neuralink”, one of the many Musk’s companies. He argued that people are already cyborgs since the invention of the smartphones. We are much more smarter with phones and computers. Technology extends our cognitive capacity.

If your biological-self dies, you can upload yourself into a new unit

What we need now is a symbiotic connection between our minds and computers, the data link to speed up information transfer from our phones to our brains. We can only imagine how revolutionary it could be to close this growing “human-AI” gap. Already today artificial intelligence can perform many tasks and proceed data faster and better than humans. AI becomes more and more intelligent but humans not. Synchronization of our brains and AI could be the biggest revolution in the history of mankind with consequences we can’t even predict.

– Most people don’t realize you are already a cyborg. It’s just that the date rate is slow, very slow. It’s like a tiny straw of information flow between your biological self and your digital self. We need to make that tiny straw like a giant river, a huge high-bandwidth interface – continued Musk. This technology could also enable to create a copy of a human. This data or an avatar could live after the body dies. – If your biological-self dies, you can upload into a new unit, literally – added Musk on the podcast. It could also give us, humans, a chance to merge with AI.

It’s hard to say what kind of technology we can expect from “Neuralink” and how real are the revelations we’ve heard. There are no further details on the neuralink.com website, only some job offers. Elon Musk tends to have courage visions. Sometimes these big dreams help Tesla’s shares to grow, sometimes they come true.

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