The mysterious Neuralink chip was previously in the headlines when the founder of the company, Elon Musk, said that the chip will be able to stream music straight into the wearer’s brain–and now, the tech CEO has revealed more details about it.
By Nhx T. Tech Times
Hear Beyond Frequencies and Amplitudes
In a report by Independent, Musk revealed that the chip will allow the wearer to hear things that they weren’t able to hear before as it was out of a human’s hearing range, meaning the Neuralink chip can be used to “extend range of hearing beyond normal frequencies and amplitudes.”
Additionally, and perhaps even more interesting and exciting, is that the mysterious chip will apparently be able to help restore movement for people with a fully severed spinal cord.
If that proves to be true, it could help millions of people who have had spinal injuries and were unable to move since then, providing the best and perhaps the only cure available on the market.
How will the Neuralink Chip Work?
But what is this Neuralink chip, exactly?
Elon Musk founded the company back in 2016, but until now, the CEO has only made one major presentation about how the technology they are developing will work.
Ultimately, the company’s goal is to create a direct link between the brain and a computer.
They will be able to do this by using a “sewing machine-like” device that will “sew” threads to the implanted brain chip, which would then connect to a single USB-C cable that enables “full-bandwidth data streaming” to the brain…READ MORE
Martin comments: You may hear things you never want to hear. I am reminded of the old movie “The Man With X Ray Eyes” where the guy ends up ripping his eyes out. While I’m sure there will be some wonderful medical miracles with this technology, I’m concerned at the price of all this (and I don’t mean in monetary terms). What also concerns me is Musk’s increasingly messianistic image. Helping the deaf hear and the crippled walk. But again, at what price?