Elon Musk's Neuralink recently gained the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval for studying human brain implants. But is this paving the way to solving some of the biggest problems in society or creating a disturbing future for humanity?
The recent approval by the FDA surprised many. Especially considering reports that more than 1,500 animals had lost their lives during the testing phases, and the company was accused of illegally moving pathogens. Yet, despite its critics, its continuous development has the potential to eventually transform our society and challenge the way we perceive human capabilities.
Musk envisions a future where brain implants could pave the way for game-changing solutions to various conditions, including obesity, autism, depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's, epilepsy, and beyond. He even predicts a future where web browsing using our brains and telepathy become the norm. But unfortunately, this tech is not without its controversies.
What is Neuralink?
At its core, Neuralink is developing a pioneering brain-computer interface referred to as "The Link." This is essentially an implantable chip that would be surgically placed within the brain...