Elon Musk’s Neuralink Will Connect Our Brains to Computers
Not content with electric cars, launching rockets, and trying to travel to Mars, Elon Musk also wants to add AI to our brains.
Elon Musk is at it again this week with news of yet another business venture in yet another futuristic field of research. He’s given us electric cars, a company dedicated to space exploration, is working on clean energy tech, and is building a tunnel, but now he wants to connect our brains directly with computers.
Musk’s latest venture is called Neuralink. It’s a medical research company whose technology is called “neural lace.” Very few details are known, but according to The Wall Street Journal, neural lace will allow individuals to directly communicate with a computer without the need for a physical interface.
As Musk’s tweet suggests, we’re set to hear a lot more about Neuralink next week from the website Wait But Why.
It sounds as though neural lace would allow for the quick uploading of new information without the need to learn it (just like in The Matrix, but without the physical link in your neck!). Achieving that also means figuring out how our brains store information so as to upload it in the correct format.
One key question that will hopefully get answered next week is: how many years will we be waiting to have neural lace installed? Are we talking less than a decade or multiple decades?