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Elon Musk's New Startup Wants to Merge Human Brains With Computers

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It was registered as a ‘medical research’ company.

Tesla founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk has launched a company called Neuralink through which computers could merge with human brains, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Neuralink is pursuing what Musk calls the “Neural lace” technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts, the Journal reported.

Musk has not made an official announcement, but Neuralink was registered in California as a “Medical research” company last July, and he plans on funding the company mostly by himself, a person briefed on the plans told the Journal.

It is unclear what sorts of products Neuralink might create, but people who have had discussions with the company describe a strategy similar to space launch company SpaceX and Tesla tsla , the Journal report said.

In recent weeks, Neuralink has also hired leading academics in the field, the Journal reported.

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Article originally posted at fortune.com

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10 thoughts on “Elon Musk's New Startup Wants to Merge Human Brains With Computers

    Debra Di Blasi

    (October 29, 2017 - 7:48 am)

    He’s following others’ lead. Brain Computer Interface (BCI) and Brain Machine Brain Interface (BMBI) have been around for relatively long time, as computer technology goes. The work that’s been done for quadraplegics is remarkable. G.tec in Germany is a leader in the field.

    Joe RM

    (October 29, 2017 - 7:48 am)

    It’s a bad idea, we must go there we’ve been loosing too much, but we should not have to implant nothing just use electromagnetic bass receptors. By the way i can’t believe that I’ve reinvented the cellphone since 2 years ago but no one cares to help me get it out there!

    Jim Klieforth

    (October 29, 2017 - 7:48 am)

    Needs to be nanotech and bioabsorbable, injectable and neuron seeking.

    Tom Cronje

    (October 29, 2017 - 7:48 am)

    Any volunteers?

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