Elon Musk’s Latest Project

CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, hopes to cure neurological disorders with his new project, Neuralink

Haley Samaan, Staff Reporter

Elon Musk is determined to make the impossible, possible.

His latest project, Neuralink, is a company trying to design a brain implant that will be able to connect the human brain directly to computers. The hope is that, through brain-computer interface, the brain will be able to behave through just thought alone.

Musk’s first goal for the device is to help paraplegics regain their independence. Over time, he has hope that this device will not only treat neurological disorders, but cure them completely. He also has hopes that the brain will be save memories that people can go back and revisit.

Founder of Neuralink, Elon Musk, has hopes it will help treat and cure brain disorders (photo courtesy of Creative Commons).

While in theory this seems like a spectacular device, experts are concerned that this device may not be as effective as it has been hyped up to be. Their are many technological problems that could arise along the way that may not have been considered.

Although some are weary of the Neuralink, Musk has hopes that it will save us from A.I. annihilation, it will restore mobility for people with spinal cord injuries, it will treat neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, it will be able to give superhuman abilities to able-bodied people, and it will be able to be inserted into the human brain is less than an hour without general anesthesia.