Well, there are absolutely no sci-fi books or movies to warn us how this could go wrong.
Elon Musk's Neuralink has been approved for human testing by the FDA meaning that the link between man and computer just got that much closer to becoming reality.
Neuralink is a microchip implant designed to help people who have disabilities complete tasks they are unable to currently accomplish and make life easier.
It all started with monkey brain pong:
Now it's moving into people with the idea of helping patients with neurological or motor disorders. And that part is pretty neat. There are many people who could benefit from this tech.
But Elon's vision doesn't stop there:
Musk envisions brain implants could cure a range of conditions including obesity, autism, depression and schizophrenia as well as enabling web browsing and telepathy. He made headlines late last year when he said he was so confident in the devices' safety that he would be willing to implant them in his children.
"Enabling web browsing and telepathy" through a brain microchip – especially after the last three years of dystopian insanity – is a sci-fi horror film just waiting to be created and exploited by the very worst of people.
Neuralink has been petitioning the FDA for trials since 2019, and now that they've received the green light, they are seeking volunteers for the program.
Yeah, guys, I love Elon Musk for his free-speech stance and what he's done with Twitter. He's also a rocket genius.
But, come on, this "next stage of human evolution" with man melded to machine is just not cool. Transhumanism is ripe for even more horrors than we've seen to date with transgenderism.
There's some life lessons in sci-fi. For example, Iron Man might save humanity in one comic, then he goes and builds an A.I. that nearly destroys humanity in the next...
We may love Elon, but this is a road I am not following him down!
(That right there is a life lesson for everyone, not just Elon, btw)