In a scientific line or one step too far?
"Norolink" by Elon Musk showed a video in which the monkey Paiger is seen playing a pong game with a chip in his brain • "Disabled people will go back"
The billionaire entrepreneur from Silicon Valley, Elon Musk, released a video on Friday from the labs of the company Neuralink, in which a monkey is seen playing a game of computer pong, using a chip inserted into his brain.
Paiger, a cockroach monkey, plays the game of tennis-like with the aid of thought only, having learned to play the game using a remote control.
After learning to play the game, two chips are implanted in his brain and they are able to read the neurological signals that his brain transmits, thus transmitting instructions to the computer.
Elon Musk commented on the development of his Twitter account, saying "Neuralink's first product will allow a paralyzed person to use a smartphone with their brain faster than with their thumb," adding, "More advanced versions will allow Neuralink chips to communicate with chips installed elsewhere in the body. And will allow the disabled to walk again. "
According to Musk, the device is implanted in the skull and charged wirelessly so that the user "looks and feels completely normal."
"Using information we gathered from 2,000 electrodes attached to the pager, we were able to study the signals his brain was transmitting, and translate them," the company explained.