Elon Musk announced that the first person received the Neuralink implant. Although the solution is controversial, it could be a revolution.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year allowed Neuralink to conduct tests on humans. We had to wait a while for it, but Elon Musk announced on X that the first man has already had an implant implanted in his brain.
The first person with a Neuralink implant
Musk announced that the first human had been implanted with Neuralink. The initial results are expected to be very promising. These indicate good neuron detection. The patient himself is apparently doing well and recovery is going according to plan.
The first human received an implant from @Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well.
Initial results show promising neuron spike detection.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2024
Neuralink’s goal is to create an implant that would allow you to communicate with multiple devices using just your thoughts. On the one hand, it can be used by ordinary people, but the primary goal is to make life easier for all those who are unable to communicate in a normal way due to the imperfections of their bodies.
Neuralink has long been controversial. The company was accused of, among other things, inhumane animal testing. In addition, they were fined for failing to register as a carrier of hazardous materials, as well as improper packaging of e.g. xylene, which in extreme cases can lead to death.
Despite this, the company is currently valued at approximately $5 billion.