Elon Musk Launches A Company To Merge Our Brains And Our Computers
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Mar 28, 2017,
Mar 28, 2017, 5:58
Probably. But whatever the amount, it's likely diminished even more now, as the serial entrepreneur ― already busy with Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City, not to mention The Boring Company and Hyperloop ― has launched another company. According to WSJ sources, Neuralink is a new venture that aims to pursue "neural lace" technology to help brains interface with computers. Musk himself told Vanity Fair that he believes the technology for "a meaningful partial-brain interface" is only "roughly four or five years away".
The information comes from The Wall Street Journal, which reports that it got the information from 'people familiar with the matter.' One of the founding members, Max Hodak, went on to confirmed that Neuralink does indeed exist and that Elon Musk is involved. You might remember that Musk is, among other things, convinced that artificial intelligence may quickly surpass human endeavor, rendering us irrelevant and possibly killing us off in the process. Ultimately the goal is to perhaps one day be able to upload or download thoughts from our brains onto computers, and vice versa, so just like the Matrix movie, perhaps one day learning something new could simply be about downloading it into our minds.
He added that "it's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output".
As pointed out by the WSJ, a company called Neuralink was registered last summer in California, with the registration labelling it a medical research company.