Elon Musk says that his Neuralink device is ready to be implanted in human brains … yeah, no thanks bro
· Dec 1, 2022 · NottheBee.com

Man, you know that we love Elon Musk here at Not the Bee. We love what he's doing for free speech and saving Twitter.

But I think this is where I part ways with the Dogelord.

Love ya, brother. But I am not going to implant a microchip into my brain.

In case you don't know, Nerualink is one of Elon Musk's many projects.

Elon Musk's Neuralink Corp. aims to start putting its coin-sized computing brain implant into human patients within six months, the company announced at an event at its Fremont, Calif. headquarters on Wednesday evening.

Neuralink has been refining the product, which consists of a tiny device and electrode-laced wires, along with a robot that carves out a piece of a person's skull and implants it into the brain. Ongoing discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration have gone well enough for the company to set a target of its first human trials within the next six months, according to Musk...

The goal of the brain-computer interface, known as a BCI, is initially to allow a person with a debilitating condition — such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or suffering the aftereffects of a stroke — to communicate via their thoughts. The company demonstrated that with a monkey "telepathically typing" on a screen in front of it. The Neuralink device translates neuronal spikes into data that can be interpreted by a computer. Musk's hope is that the device could one day become mainstream and allow for the transfer of information between humans and machines. He has long argued that humans can only keep up with the advances being made by artificial intelligence with the help of computer-like augmentations.

This is an astounding technological feat, and, of course, it could very well benefit so many people who are in tragic situations.

But I do not trust ANYONE to put a computer in my brain. Maybe I've seen too many sci-fi movies. Maybe I've just been alive the last two years as Big Tech and Big Pharma colluded to control us. Maybe it sounds too much like the mark of the beast.

In typical fashion for an Elon Musk venture, Neuralink is already bounding ahead, aiming implants at other parts of the body. During the event, Musk revealed work on two major products in addition to the brain-computer interface. It's developing implants that can go into the spinal cord and potentially restore movement in someone suffering from paralysis. And it has an ocular implant meant to improve or restore human vision.

"As miraculous as that may sound, we are confident that it is possible to restore full-body functionality to someone who has a severed spinal cord," Musk said at the event. Turning to Neuralink's vision work, he added that "even if they have never seen before, we are confident they could see."

I don't want to be a conspiracy theorist, and as long as this tech is not mandatory I can't say too much against it.

But there's something about making humans into cyborgs completely dependent on technology that is a little frightening.

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