The MIT Technology Review has taken issue with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s latest demonstration of his Neuralink brain implant technology which was revealed at a recent event in which pigs implanted with the interface were showcased. According to the Review, Musk’s brain research is “neuroscience theater.”In a recent article from the MIT Technology Review titled “Elon Musk’s Neuralink is Neuroscience Theater,” the Review takes issue with Elon Musk’s recent Neuralink event in which a number of pigs that had been fitted with the brain-computer interface were shown on stage. The MIT Technology Review writes that Elon Musk promises Neuralink will cure blindness, deafness, and mental illness, among other claims, but that Musk isn’t close to any of these breakthroughs: None of these advances are close at hand, and some are unlikely to ever come about. But in a “product update” streamed over YouTube on Friday, Musk, also the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, joined staffers wearing black masks to discuss the company’s work toward an affordable, reliable brain implant that Musk believes billions of consumers will clamor for in the future. “In a lot of ways,” Musk said, “It’s kind of like a Fitbit in your skull, with tiny… Read full this story
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