Elon Musk claims to wiring up monkey’s brain to play video games

Elon Musk says that one of his startups is going to have monkeys and wires connected to their brains, through which they can play video games.

Elon Musk has reported saying that they have a monkey with wires implanted in its brain. There is a wireless implant on its skull that can be connected and be used to play video games. Musk has told this to his listeners in a Clubhouse Chatroom.

The monkey is indeed happy

Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc, has said that the monkey is indeed happy. Musk has recently worked on Neuralink Corp, a startup that connects the computer interface with the human mind.

Musk has commented on the situation. He did say that videos will be released soon on the ongoing project, within one or a few months, showing the progress.

Musk was speaking on Clubhouse regarding the new project. The Clubhouse is a social media platform where users are asked to host off the cuff informal conversations.

Musk unveiled Neuralink and all the future projects related to the same in 2017. He was asked whether he is working on something new regarding the matter or not.

Musk has founded several startups and is now the owner of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. He is the richest man in the world known for his wide level of interests, starting from Artificial Intelligence to Unground highways.

The whole team is working on the said project

“We have a monkey with a wireless implant which is imprinted in their skull and through which they can play video games,” Musk told several thousand listeners in a Clubhouse chatroom.

“You can’t check out where the implant has been made, but he is indeed a happy monkey. We have the nicest monkey facilities in the world. We all want them to enjoy and play Mid pong with each other.”

The idea with Neuralink is to address all brain and spinal cord related injuries. The company is looking forward to making up for people’s lost capacity with the help of a planted chip inside.

Musk has said that the whole idea of Neuralink is like Fitbit. It is implanted right in the head as a chip like Fitbit is directly matching the coordination of the brain and the signal which arises.

On the other hand, Clubhouse has become one of the most popular private social apps for having more than 5 million users.


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