Elon Musk is a man with a vision. The South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer, and inventor, surprised everyone last year when he decided to collaborate with SpaceX to land humans on Mars within the next 9 years. And this year, the Tesla CEO has outdone his last year’s announcement by launching a startup through which computers could merge with human brains. This means, very soon human beings will be able to upload and download their thoughts and access them whenever they want .
According to a story published in the Wall Street Journal reported, Musk’s new startup has been named ‘Neuralink Corp‘ and will be working towards developing a technology called ‘Neural lace’. The technology, which is currently under development, will be able to facilitate communication between humans and machines via signals from the brain. It would require implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts.
This means, the technology would require tiny brain electrodes to be implanted in the human brain which will help them in uploading and downloading their thoughts. The technology will lead to a higher level of functionality for the human brain.
Though there hasn’t been an official announcement from Musk yet, Neuralink was registered in California as a “medical research” company last July. According to the Wall Street Journal report, Musk is planning to fund the company mostly by himself.
Reportedly, Neuralink has also started hiring leading academics in the technology field to help speed the development of the technology.
The technology, when developed, can prove to be beneficial in many fields. Its brain implants could be used in the treatment of a number of disorders like major depression and epilepsy etc.
Let’s see when Musk’s decides to make an official announcement about Neuralink. Keep watching the space to know more about the pathbreaking technology.