Elon Musk has plans to control the human brain with his company Neuralink. Neuralink is currently developing brain chip technology to “help” control body functions and other things. Elon’s brain chip company will start testing on humans sooner the later.
The Guardian has it that Neuralink has posted a position for a clinical trial director and is looking to fully fill the role to get underway with the human trials. With Neuralink posting, the position is a clear sign that the company feels confident moving forward with brain chips in humans and is looking for someone to oversee the initiative ultimately.
The job posting reflects some of the necessary pieces of this type of field, including coordinating the team of scientists involved with the trial as well as the first applicants. Yes, this may sound crazy and scary coming from Elon Musk, implanting microchips into human brains, but the company at least lets on a tone of helping with their initial goals.
The company wants people to focus on helping those who have suffered severely from paralysis or other disorders related to brain and spine injury. Part of it is to help humans return movement to extremities when the spinal cord has been damaged.
The company has released a video of a monkey playing video games with the brain chip implanted. This was done by using a censor along with the connected chips that tracked the monkey’s movements while playing Pong. Neuralink technology was able to “predict” what the monkey was going to do in the game before he even made the move himself. While the animal thought the joystick was making the moves, real-time data being sent via the brain chip that essentially anticipated the moves.