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Musk’s Plans For Merging Man And Machine Finally Revealed In Detail

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For weeks, the tech world has been going wild in speculation with regards to the news that Elon Musk is planning to implant computer chips in the brains of people in order to make them as smart as artificial intelligence. Now, Wait But Why writer Tim Urban has finally released a long post with exclusive details as to what the Tesla billionaire is actually planning to do with the startup Neuralink.

The lengthy article confirms much of the suspicions that people have had about what Musk is trying to accomplish. The Tesla boss will be the CEO of Neuralink, which would make this his third one, Market Watch reports. It also elaborates on the matter of putting electrodes in the brain that will effectively revolutionize not only how humans think but also how they communicate.

Although Urban has a lot more to say about what he has learned with regards to the new player on the block, the running theme in the article and among the media is the sheer hugeness of what Neuralink intends to do. The writer covered both Tesla and SpaceX in the past, but he is of the opinion that this new project is the most ambitious one by Musk yet.

“Six weeks after first learning about the company, I’m convinced that it somehow manages to eclipse Tesla and SpaceX in both the boldness of its engineering undertaking and the grandeur of its mission,” Urban writes. “The other two companies aim to redefine what future humans will do—Neuralink wants to redefine what future humans will be.”

The technicalities are still vague since this is a relatively new technology but Musk’s goals for the company are obvious to anyone who pays attention. The billionaire sees generations ahead of anyone else, where humans have become more than the primitive beings than they are, largely driven by instinct and emotions. In essence, the whole point to Neuralink is to force evolution and create advanced humans.

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