By 2021, the first tests could start involving the implantation in the human brain of chips that function as an interface with computers.
This was announced by Elon Musk in a tweet, following tests made with his company Neuralink on a monkey in which a chip was implanted that allowed her to play videogames with her mind.
The basic idea of the owner of Tesla and SpaceX, who launched this project in 2016, is to always be connected to the Internet through a chip implanted in the brain.
As explained in 2017 Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli, pioneer of research on integrated circuits and professor at the University of California at Berkley, '' chips implanted in the brain are already a reality, successfully tested in the biomedical field: let's think for example to those used for deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's patients, or those that allow paralyzed patients to move robotic limbs ''.
In February 2021 Musk had returned to talk about the project, setting the time for experimenting in humans the chips that function as a brain-machine interface and can be used, in the future, to treat neurodegenerative diseases or to connect the human brain to machines.
After the first tests in pigs, Neuralink experimented with chips on monkeys.