This is not science fiction, this is science fact.
Elon Musk is looking to develop a ‘neural lace’ direct cortical interface in the coming months.
@BelovedRevol Maybe next month
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 25, 2017
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO is very adamant about the potential of neural lace technologies. Discussing a brain-computer technology at Recode’s Code conference last year, Musk goes on to promote the benefits to humans with neural lace technologies, for the purpose of keeping up with advancing AI. He believes that we can provide solutions to some of our human limitations when it comes to computing. Read below (or watch the video below) to hear his thoughts on the issue:
The fundamental limitation is input/output. We’re already a cyborg, I mean you have a digital or partial version of yourself in the form of your emails and your social media and all the things that you do and you have basically superpowers with your computer and your phone and the applications that are there. You have more power than the president of the united states had 20 years ago. you can answer any question, you can videoconference with anyone anywhere, you can send a message to anyone instantly, you can just do incredible things. But the constraint is input/output. We’re I/O bound – particularly output bound. Your output level is so low, particularly on a phone, your two thumbs sort of tapping away. This is ridiculously slow. Our input is much better because we have a high-bandwidth visual interface to the brain, our eyes take in a lot of data. So there’s many orders of magnitude difference between input and output. Effectively merging in a symbiotic way with digital intelligence revolves around eliminating the I/O constraint, which would be some sort of direct cortical interface […] a neural lace.
Musk believes that the procedures to accomplish these feats are not as far-fetched as one would think. It’s possible that the whole process is not as intensive as perceived because “veins and arteries […] provide a complete roadway to all of your neurons, since they’re high blood flow.”
We’ve heard about the neural lace before. In August Musk announced that he was making progress on the technology and was looking to share information at that time. Hopefully, he’ll release a more in-depth update in the near future.
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