Elon Musk has come to reveal that his startup Neuralink would enable users to stream music directly to their brain, as he continues to release several details over Twitter in recent times.
The unimagined dreams
As the tech expert responded to computer scientist Austin Howard, he confirmed the same saying Neuralink’s technology would equip people to “listen to music directly from our chips” and added that it “could help control hormone levels and use them to our advantage (enhanced abilities and reasoning, anxiety relief, etc.).”
If we implement neuralink – can we listen to music directly from our chips? Great feature. https://t.co/RwVLnS5JbL
— Austin Howard (@a_howard8) July 19, 2020
Conceiving the sketch
Since the company was founded way back in 2016, Neuralink has held one major public presentation about the firm’s technological operations.
While addressing last year’s event, Musk disclosed that the firm was working on a “sewing machine-like” device to establish a direct link between a computer and a chip inserted within the brain.
Serving multiple purposes
Meanwhile, going by Musk’s statement, the technology might find its first usage among those affected with brain diseases like Parkinson’s, while the main objective behind the project is to enable humans to compete with advanced artificial intelligence.
Musk also disclosed that the process of fitting the chip would bear similarity with Lasik laser eye surgery, where one part would have a neurosurgical robot to put pliable “threads” into the brain connected to a tiny embed computer chip.
Gearing for future
On the other hand, a research study about the device has claimed that a single USB-C cable would offer “full-bandwidth data streaming” to the brain.
Earlier this month, Musk indicated that Neuralink’s chip would help to cure depression as well as an addiction by “retraining” particular parts of the brain.
While trials have already been conducted on animals, human trials were originally scheduled to take place in 2020. If you are wanting to know more about the same, further announcements are set to hit the forefront on 28 August.