As if the man wasn’t busy enough with Tesla, SpaceX, or Boring Company, Elon Musk has been making progress with his new brain-interfacing startup, Neuralink. Nerualink is a project that is developing technology to implant into your brain, eliminating the “latency issue” of pulling your smartphone from your pocket, unlocking it, and inputting commands. With Neuralink, you’d be able to do all of that simply by thinking of it.
In a recent response to computer scientist Austin Howard, Elon confirmed that Neuralink’s technology would allow people to “listen to music directly from our chips.” While it’s still unclear how exactly that would work (would we still need headphones?), the claim itself is mind-boggling. With Elon Musk focusing heavily on this project over the past year, we very well could see this hardware be deployed in the not-so-distant future.
More information on Neuralink is set to be announced later next month on August 28.