Super Rockets, Electric cars, and now brain chips. When history will be written in 22nd century, and not by politically biased human beings but by Artificial Intelligence or Robots, Elon Musk will emerge as the person in human history who has changed the world more than anyone in any given generation. Myths of Jesus Christ, Prophet Muhammad and Lord Krishna will be long dead by then and a society will emerge that would be guided by logics and evidences.
It is believed that in future Humans can’t compete with Robots. We still are ahead of time to fight ourselves by integrating with computers. We have to work towards implanting technology so that we have level playing field against Robots in the race for intellectual supremacy.
There have been many developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Some futurists predict that a super intelligent AI could be created within the next 2 to 3 decades. On one side you have people celebrating this advancement, and on the other, there are some, which includes Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, who are super enthusiastic of these advancements. Because we don’t know how this super intelligent AI will treat us. Now the real life Iron Man Mr. Musk, has launched a new startup called NeuraLink, which is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain, with the eventual purpose of helping human beings merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence. We are literally living through a Sci-Fi movie!
Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has launched a company called Neuralink Corp through which computers could merge with human brains. Neuralink is pursuing what Musk calls the “neural lace” technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts. Elon Musk has not made any official press release but Neuralink is a self funded company which was registered last year in California as a medical research company.
The company, which is still in the earliest stages of existence and has no public presence whatsoever, is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain, with the eventual purpose of helping human beings merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence. These enhancements could improve memory or allow for more direct interfacing with computing devices. In recent weeks, Neuralink has also hired leading academics in the field. It even plans to develop a technology that will treat extreme brain diseases like epilepsy, depression and even Parkinson’s disease!
To be fair, the hurdles involved in developing these devices are immense. Neuroscience researchers say we have very limited understanding about how the neurons in the human brain communicate, and our methods for collecting data on those neurons is very complicated.
Elon Musk, the man behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors and SolarCity, and also who aims to send humans to Mars. An Avid reader from his childhood who has habit to read more than 10 hours. Elon Musk at the age of 12 made a video game named Blastar and sold it for $500. Elon musk holds a double major in Physics and Economics from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Later, he also went to Stanford University to study further, but dropped out during the first week itself. Before Tesla and SpaceX came into existence, Elon musk co-founded Paypal which he sold out to In 2002, eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion. Musk reportedly got $250 million from the deal.
Both Tesla and SpaceX were once on verge of bankruptcy
In 2008, both of Musk’s ventures SpaceX and Tesla were on the verge of bankruptcy. He was quoted saying that he could have either saved SpaceX or Tesla or split the money he was left with between them. Even dividing the money was not an ideal solution, as it too had risk of both the companies dying due to financial squeeze. While putting all his money in just one meant certain death for the other. However, both SpaceX and Tesla survived. SpaceX landed a contract with NASA, while Tesla managed to raise $40 million funding at the very last minute