Elon Musk wants to connect your BRAIN to a computer this year as ‘awesome’ Neuralink mind-chip prepares to launch.
Elon Musk believes, his brain interface tech will turn humans into a genius super race.
Elon Musk's Neuralink technology has the potential to solve several brain-related diseases. The chip, which will be wireless in the future, can read, transmit high-volume data and amplify signals from the brain.
Musk has been has been developing the technology, called Neuralink, because he thinks humans must become one with machines in order to survive being replaced by artificial intelligence.
To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders enrich their lives, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has revealed tiny brain 'threads' in a chip which is long-lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.
The company is seeking the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to start clinical trials on humans in 2020.
The technology has a module that sits outside the head and wirelessly receives information from threads embedded in the brain.
Controlled by an iPhone app, the chip called 'N1 sensor' with just a USB port coming out, can have as many as 3,072 electrodes per array, distributed across 96 threads -- each thread smaller than the tiniest human hair.