Elon Musk – founder of Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City announced that
he is extremely delighted to join a new Tech startup which he believes will help more people to
become financial independent!
Elon Musk, the practical brain behind electric car company Tesla Inc. TSLA and
rocket and spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX, is launching a new company
dedicated to creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain.
Dubbed Neuralink, the venture aims to eventually help humans merge with
computer software in order to keep pace with artificial intelligence
advancements, according to The Wall Street Journal .
Neuralink is looking to develop something called “neural lace
technology,” which involves implanting electrodes into human brains that
allow for the uploading and downloading of thoughts to a computer. The
WSJ report discusses how this technology could improve human cognitive
function, and that Neuralink wants to explore how to alleviate the
symptoms of chronic medical conditions, like depression, epilepsy, and
Musk, it seems, has been interested in the relationship between
humans and computers for a while now. Speaking at the World Government
Summit in Dubai in February, he said that “Over time I think we will
probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital
intelligence.” Musk thinks human beings need to help advance the ability
to communicate directly with machines, or basically risk irrelevance.
Even last year, at Vox Media’s Code Conference , Musk brought up the
potential benefits of neural lace technology, something that is
surgically connected to a human brain and allows users to interact with a
computer without the need for input methods like keyboards or
Neural lace could prevent people from becoming “house cats” compared
to artificial intelligence, says Musk. “I don’t love the idea of being a
house cat, but what’s the solution? I think one of the solutions that
seems maybe the best is to add an AI layer. A third, digital layer that
could work well and symbiotically,” he said at the conference.
TechCrunch points out that this is pretty much how Tesla and SpaceX
started: a key product grounded in one big, grand idea. Mass-produced,
long-range electric vehicles and sustainable energy? Check. Landing and
colonizing Mars? Check. Taking on artificial intelligence by turning
into a semi-robot?
It could become the mother of all technological revolutions. Apple
sold a mere 1 billion iPhones in 10 years but a new breakthrough is
expected to generate more than 27 billion devices in just 3 years,
creating a $1.7 trillion market.
Zacks has just released a Special Report that spotlights this
fast-emerging phenomenon and 6 tickers for taking advantage of it. If
you don’t buy now, you may kick yourself in 2020.