Quote (OrDe @ Sep 6 2020 01:59am)
As many of us have heard that Elon Musk has invented a new brain implant called the Neuralink. For me it seems to be a bad way to treat mental conditions. Its better to expand research on safer and more efficient drugs along with stem cell/gene therapy. Here is an updated link on Neuralink being tested on pigs:https://www.inverse.com/innovation/neuralink-neuroscientists
I would like to here your thoughts on this new brain chip. It would be good to hear from other people along with different options.
well first of all, i dont understand how it will work for neurological problems because they tend to be very...physical
for example a car accident or a massive stroke can literally cut a neural pathway and i cant really understand how this fixes it. i mean technically its supposed to serve as a replacement for those neurons, yes? cause i havent seen anything that comes even close to it and that might take years
also about the superpowers which people expect from this (like in the movie "upgrade"), yeah that will never happen. the ai tech focuses is never about about enhancement but about convenience and heres why. the elite doesnt want to give all the humans more abilities, because the only way to counteract that would be to implant those in their own heads, and that wont happen. so they add only convenience, and you can choose to use that as you dont lose much by not using it. theres a reason why zuckerborg, pezos and the like dont even use smartphones much. imagine using an implant that makes you do shit like in the above mentioned movie. no one wants that as it would create chaos
also neural networks have a different layout than our own brain networks, no idea how they will implement that either. i wouldnt wanna end up like kaidan alenko from mass effect