Behold, the future!
Um, is anyone else ridiculously frightened by the news Elon Musk has launched a new company called Neuralink with the aim to connect human brains with computers? Well, if you’re not, I am enough for you. The idea is for people to be able to directly communicate with machines without going through a physical interface. Sooooo if you want to google something, you don’t have to go to your computer, you just have to think about it using neural lace technology.
The Neuralink company was registered last July as a medical research company, yes, this is actually happening. Musk first described the technology of neural lace in 2016 saying it would allow humans to achieve symbiosis with machines. Again, um what the actual fuck? Pretty sure I don’t want to achieve symbiosis with any machines. Musk stated that neural lace technology could prevent a person from becoming a “house cat” to artificial intelligence. He is basically saying that Artificial Intelligence is coming whether we like it or not, and he’s probably right, this technology gives us an opportunity to be a player in that game instead of a spectator.
I feel like Musk belongs in some superhero movie, I’m not sure if he’s the hero or the villain though…