It’s been a week now since serial entrepreneur (and futurist) Elon Musk announced the launch of Neuralink Corp., and to be honest, it’s still on our minds. With this new venture, Musk proposes developing a technology (known as “neural lace”) that would potentially implant electrodes into human brains, allowing us to keep up with the advancement of machines—even uploading and downloading thoughts or fight brain disorders. The company is still in its “embryonic” phases, according to co-founder Max Hodak, and there are plenty of technological and safety barriers ahead. That said, it’s the first of its kind as an application of artificial intelligence inside the human brain. And that’s a milestone proposal.
Keeping Up With the Machines, Elon Musk’s New Program