THE BATTLE for your brain is starting to hot up after Elon Musk announced that he intends to have a working brain-computer interface ready within four years, via his new company Neuralink.
The news comes just a day after Facebook revealed its own plans for brain to computer melding, in a less invasive way.
Musk’s version is the full Harbisson, designed with biocompatible implants – almost like fitting the brain with a USB port, strictly with brain injury patients in mind. For disability, he believes that it can be done within the decade.
The work is based on Musk’s fears about the rise of artificial intelligence eventually rendering the human race obsolete, and his belief that by “increasing bandwidth”, then there’s a chance that we can appeal to the robot overlords that we’re fun to have around.
Hmmm. Sounds like Elon Musk should meet Harry Hill.
Musk’s project was detailed in huge detail in Wait …