Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk want to establish brain-machine interface through his new startup called neural lace technology. But according to scientists, it is probably a bad idea. This is an absurdly simple narrative to spin about Neuralink while understanding the role of technology in the world around us.
Neuralink brain interface is a massive idea. It can basically alter how we conceive of what it means to be human and how we communicate and interact with our fellow humans.
Neuralink essentially building a computer brain interface that the company envisions will allow us to communicate wirelessly with the world. It will allow us to share our idea, dreams without demeaning ourselves with written or spoken language.
Musk is already hitting the news headlines through his ventures that mere mortals dare not ruffle. However, Neuralink operates in a field where there aren’t any other major players.
But there are also the number of problems between Neuralink brain interface and its ultimate goal. While Neuralink may apparently be lumped in with other AI/big data companies in its branding to bring humanity kicking and screaming into a brave new world. But if Neuralink will achieve its goal, it’s hard to predict how this story plays out. The result will be like, this brain interface feels like just another part of their cerebral cortex, limbic and central nervous systems.
As it sounds extraordinary, there are also the potential problems. Neuralink is not like putting an implant in your head designed to manage epileptic seizures or a pacemaker in your heart. Additionally, it is a communications system, so there is the small matter of regulation and control.
Once a time Edward Snowden said, “I cannot imagine a scenario in which there would not be an endless number of governments, advertisers, insurers, and marketing folks looking to tap into the very biological core of our cognition to use it as a means of thwarting evildoers and selling you stuff. And what’s not to look forward to with that?”
There’s also the issue of security. If we’ve learned one thing from this era of “smart” everything, it’s that “smart” means exploitable.
And so Neuralink is probably a bad idea, but to the first person who fell into a fire pit, so was fire. On a long enough timeline even the worst ideas need to be reckoned with early on.