No one can say that Elon Musk is not ambitious. Tesla's founder and CEO also has Space Exploration Technologies Corp., also known as SpaceX. He is also a visionary and does not hesitate to place the seal on everything from renewable sources of energy to high-speed public transport.
Now Elon Musk thinks that by implanting tiny electrodes into the brain he could keep the consciousness alive even if the body is dead.
In essence, the Elon Musk is supposed to prepare the ground for people to be able to raise their thoughts, memories and collective experiences one day through a Neural Network technology. Neural technology and specific Neural Lace technology are still new, but Musk's ultimate goal is to better connect people and machines to features such as voice, touch and orientation control.
People learned to play with an iPhone keyboard rather quickly, but imagine if we had a direct connection to the device's CPU. This is the vision of Musk, which in a few words concerns how people of the future interact with their devices.
According to Elon Musk, the change should be done soon so that people do not become inferior beings than AIs.
While the Elon Musk has not yet made any official announcement, has already begun teasing the company.
First with tweets (like this and this), and then with new recruits to Neuralink Corp., which sounds like it's coming from a science fiction movie. The Wall Street Journal confirmed the existence of the company through one of its founding members, Max Hodak. Hodak previously founded Transcriptic, a robotic service provider startup.
Neuralink made her first appointments with: Vanessa Tolosa, engineer at the Larence Livermore National Laboratory and a specialist in flexible electrodes, Phillip Sabes, a professor at the University of California and an expert on how the brain controls the motion, and Timothy Gardner, a professor at the University of Boston, which gained fame when it applied electrodes to birds and studied the way they are crying.
Ultimately Neuralink wants to change the way we interact with the devices by linking our minds to the engines we use most: cars, mobile devices, or even smart objects in our smart home. At present, however, people close to the company report that the first products will be rather advanced implants designed to treat brain conditions such as epilepsy or depression.