Telepathy: patient-placed brain implant, first step towards ‘augmented man’?

The name of the implant, Telepathy, symbolizes his ambition to connect man and machine through thought. Elon Musk announced on Monday that the startup Neuralink, which he co-founded in 2017, placed its first brain implant in a patient on Sunday. “A neural implant allows you to control, with just a thought, your phone or computer and through them any device. Priority users will be those who have lost the ability to use their limbs,” the billionaire described on X (ex-Twitter).

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And let’s take the example of an astrophysicist affected by a degenerative disease: “Imagine if Stephen Hawking could communicate faster than a fast typist or an auctioneer. That’s what it’s all about”. In short, man not only cared, but improved the machine thanks to the computing power.

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