Elon Musk’s neurotechnology business, which specializes in developing implantable brain-computer interfaces, unveiled the initial developments of its technology.
First, the invention would allow someone with paralysis to use a smartphone using their mind rather of their thumbs, he stated on Twitter, noting the mitigating function and benefits it will provide to those with various infirmities or neurological disorders. Later versions will be able to deduce signals from Neuralinks in the brain to Neuralinks in clusters of motor / sensory neurons throughout the body, allowing paraplegics to walk again, for example,” he added.
According to Musk, the next phase is to accomplish man-machine fusion, which will not only fix the difficulties already discussed but also act as a boost to our mental abilities, even allowing for “Consensual telepathy” among those who implant these devices in the brain.
Most astounding of all, no one will be able to tell with the naked eye when this technology becomes available and accessible and affordable to the general population. Musk ended in his post, ‘The device is implanted flush with the skull and charges wirelessly, so you appear and feel completely normal’.