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On August 28, Elon Musk spoke in more detail about his company Neuralink, which deals with brain-to-computer interfacing. The importance of the company's device is difficult to overestimate, and even the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration has designated it as a Breakthrough Device.
Elon Musk demonstrated a working Neuralink brain-machine interface device implanted in a pig. “It’s kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires,” Musk said. “It fits quite nicely in your skull.”
The device is expected to be able to solve a number of life's problems, and assist in major illnesses. “You want a device you can put in your head and look and feel totally normal, but it solves some important problem in your brain or spine,” Musk said.
Elon Musk demonstrates Neuralink brain-chip implant on Pighttps://t.co/fm5NQllUuQ— Tesmanian.com (@Tesmanian_com) August 29, 2020
“The reality is that almost everyone over time will develop brain and spine problems. These range from minor to very severe, but if you live long enough, basically everyone’s going to have some neurological disorder.” As people age, people suffer from memory loss, brain damage, blindness, paralysis, depression, insomnia, extreme pain, seizure, anxiety, addiction, and strokes.
In addition to a number of important tasks, the device will enable you to use functions that, at first glance, may seem like entertainment or simple conveniences. Though for people with disability, this could be life-changing. In particular, we are talking about the possibility of summoning a Tesla car telepathically.
All I needed to hear pic.twitter.com/A5ippjUEDP— 🐷Gertrude of Frunkpiggy🧠 (@28delayslater) August 28, 2020
This feature makes a lot of sense. Of course, every owner of a Neuralink chip and a Tesla car will be able to make his/her life easier by summoning the car to him/her at the most suitable moment. And then, in combination with other Tesla functions, such as FSD, the chip will enable people with disability to use the car with minimal hindrance.
That is, despite the state of one's health (of course, for problems that the chip can actually solve), a person will be able to summon a car and get to the desired destination seamlessly. By the time the chip is tested on humans, Tesla cars will likely already have Level 5 Autonomy. Neuralink will likely open up a world of opportunity for people with health problems--enjoying what was previously inaccessible for them.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.