Within days, we’ll find out what Elon Musk is doing with our brains

One of the eccentric billionaire companies, Neuralink, is working to connect the brain and the computer: on August 28, it will finally be known how far they have come.

Although Elon Musk is mostly in the news these days through Tesla and SpaceX (or sometimes because he sucks atoms and makes his shareholders go crazy with Twitter infiltration), he also has a company that will be really loud in the world press lately. This is because Neuralink works to “network” the computer and the human through the electrodes implanted in the brain, and an important announcement will come in a matter of days.

Experiments for the above purpose began in 2016 and then officially launched in 2017 with Neuralink, which of course has only a longer-term plan for this full brain-machine merger, but it already has concrete results. Last year, in a mouse experiment, a prototype sensor was introduced that, when implanted in the brain, can help treat, for example, Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy, or even allow patients to control surgery or artificial legs after limb amputation.

Since then, however, nothing has been leaked about where the experiments are taking place and what partial results have been achieved. After a long silence, there was a brief announcement in July that the big unveiling would come on August 28, when Neuralink would report in detail on the status of its projects. And it will be the day after tomorrow, so let’s get ready, the Matrix is ​​coming … or hell knows what it is.

By the way, Musk has been dropping small information with his usual clutter ever since, for example, answering questions on Twitter, saying that Neuralink’s solution can even stream music directly to the brain, but the project is also possible to eliminate OCD, anxiety , panic disorder, or regulate the production of various neurotransmitters and hormones (such as oxytocin, which is involved in uterine contractions, or serotonin, which is responsible for many physical and mental functions).

The electrodes are said to be handled by a small gadget implanted behind an ear, in which a chip called N1 developed by Neuralink controls communication and can even be controlled via a mobile app. Of course, it’s a good question that these are again just Musk’s usual baroque exaggerations, or that they really made the most of the experiments and developments: we’ll find out on Friday.

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