Neuralink ! To put computer chip in human brains, Elon Musk gets approval !
Elon Musk's company, Neuralink, received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct human trials for an implantable brain-computer interface (BCI) device.
The goal of Neuralink is to develop technology that can enhance human cognit
ive abilities and provide potential solutions for neurological disorders.
The BCI device developed by Neuralink consists of a small implantable chip and tiny, flexible threads that are inserted into the brain.
By connecting the brain directly to external devices or computer systems, the technology aims to restore functionality and improve the quality of life for individuals with these conditions
The initial focus of Neuralink's research is to address medical conditions such as paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and neurological disorders.
While Elon Musk has made ambitious claims about the potential of Neuralink's technology, it is important to note that significant challenges remain before widespread implementation can occur.
The FDA had raised several concerns to implant, the potential migration of wires within the brain, and safe extraction of the device without causing any damage to brain tissue.
These threads contain electrodes that can detect and stimulate neural activity. The chip, which is placed behind the ear, wirelessly communicates with external devices.
The human trials are necessary to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and long-term implications of the brain-computer interface technology.