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Neuralink, a human-machine interface
No stranger to controversy, the iconic entrepreneur Elon Musk has always pointed to the exponential growth in computer technology as a humanity’s most pressing issue. He argues that our problem lies in our inability to converse with computers any faster than we can type with either eight fingers or the increasingly common two thumbs. Musk’s latest endeavour, Neuralink, looks to solve this problem by implanting electrodes into our brains, allowing speed-of-thought information transfer between humans and machines. The most pressing question must be: do we want electrodes implanted into our brains? And once you go down that rabbit hole, questions about what makes us human, or a computer sentient, raise their ponderous heads. Head-scratchers aside, it’s not all doom and gloom as with this technology would come with a range of benefits for those suffering from brain and/or spinal injuries. To date, people who have been paralysed have been able to control computers and even move robotic arms with the power of the mind. As with all technological advances, the potential risks and rewards are great, but with a long history of academic research and the idea of AI as a threat becoming part of the cultural conversation, you can guarantee we’ll be seeing more from Neuralink."Elon Musk has always pointed to the exponential growth in computer technology as humanity’s most pressing issue."