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A chip in the brain that records memories: an episode of "Black Mirror" becomes a reality | Israel today

2022-01-25T14:10:20.420Z

Scary future or smart progress? • The revolutionary technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, founded a company that aims to develop chips that will be implanted in our heads, record our memories and allow us to play them again



Just like in "Black Mirror":

Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, wants to implant in our minds chips that will record memories.

The idea sounds inconceivable, maybe even delusional and crazy, but if you ask the super-entrepreneur, it's entirely possible.

The man behind Tesla and SpaceX, among others, recently founded a company called Neuralink, which develops chips designed for brain transplantation.

Although the primary purpose of these chips is to help paralyzed, blind, and deaf people activate tangled objects — telephones, for example — by mere "power of thought," Musk recently revealed another possible use of brain implants: memory storage and playback.

Yes, you read that right.

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"In the future, we will be able to preserve and replay our memories," Musk said at the new company presentation.

"We can probably also download and share those memories with another human body, or even with the body of a robot," he added - making us remember the very "episode of Black Mirror" from 2011, called The Entire History of You, which deals with recording technology. Human memories and allows to experience them again and again.

No spoilers: It's over really, really, not good.

In this case, does reality mimic the deterrent imagination?

When will this dubious pleasure come true?

Hard to know.

The plot of the episode "Black Mirror" takes place in 2050, so this may be the general direction, but Neuralink, which is already conducting clinical trials - seemingly successful - in monkeys, is rushing forward and is expected to soon advance to the human trials phase.

By the way, Musk is looking for a worthy manager to lead the project.

Are there volunteers?

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Source: israelhayom

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