The company Neuralink, headed by the well-known billionaire Elon Musk, is currently testing brain chips on monkeys. However, according to Musk, within half a year they will start doing the first tests on people. He announced this at a recent presentation.
According to him, the chips should cure blindness, deafness and eventually even allow the paralyzed to move again. “We are confident that there are no physical barriers to restoring full body functionality,” Musk said.
Apparently he’ll have one too
He realizes it sounds miraculous, but he believes it is possible. At the presentation, Musk also showed a video of a tested monkey that has a chip installed and can use it to play the game “MindPong” on the computer or type on the keyboard.
“The very interesting thing is that the implant is not visible. We reduced it to the thickness of the part of the skull that was removed,” Musk zoomed in. He added that he might have the chip installed himself at a similar presentation.
They face charges
In the case of test animals, Neuralink has been criticized several times for their inhumane treatment and deaths. However, the company has denied all allegations of animal cruelty.
“At Neuralink, we are absolutely committed to working with animals in the most humane and ethical way possible,” states the company in the opinion.
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