Elon Musk is a South African-born, Canadian-American billionaire entrepreneur and, he wants to connect human brains with computers.
According to The World Street Journal, Elon Musk has launched Neuralink – a company – that would work towards making it possible for human brains to be connected with computers.
As learnt, Neuralink would be producing brain electrode devices which will be implanted in human brains. The devices would merge computers with human brains and bless humanity with the ability to keep up with the artificial intelligence of machines.
If the human brain is successfully married to computers, it’s expected that it would be possible to upload and download thoughts.
Records have it that Facebook is working on a similar project. Earlier this year, the Social Media giant disclosed its desire to build a brain-computer interface.
According to Facebook, the brain-computer technology would make it possible for humans to read each other’s mind and communicate with brain waves.
The essence of the technology is best captured in the words of Mark Zuckerberg, the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook. He once said:
“One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology…You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d like.”
Meanwhile, Elon Musk hasn’t made any official announcement about his move to connect human brains with computers. However, Neuralink has already been registered in California as a company for medical research.
Elon Musk in globally famed for his links with establishments like SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity. He has a change-the-world vision and, intends to reduce global warming and the risk of human extinction.
Musk once expressed the desire to set up a human colony on Mars. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 17 and then to the United States.