A few days ago, half the world was impressed to see a monkey playing Pong with the power of thought, made possible by brain implants from the Neuralink company, owned by Elon Musk. It’s just a demonstration for now, but Elon Musk has already hinted at what the next step is: creating a brain computer interface that allows paralyzed users to use a smartphone with their minds faster than someone using their thumbs.
The information has been made on Twitter, along with the video of the monkey that we have discussed before. It is clear that they will have to work a lot to take the promised step, in fact it may take years before seeing this first product capable of interpreting brain activity and sending signals to mobile phones, but hey, the promise is made, now you just have to take popcorn and wait seated.
In addition to being able to control mobiles just by thinking, he also believes that he will be able to work on devices for the visually impaired, although he has not given details, he has only answered a question from one of the Twitter followers with an Absolutely feasible:
Possibly version 2 of the Neuralink device, most likely version 3.
Regarding the size of the implant, being imperceptible once implanted, it implants flush with the skull and charges wirelessly, so it looks and feels totally normal, according to Elon Musk.
At the moment we do not know when it will be used in a human brain, but everything seems to indicate that we will not have to wait more than 5 years to see magic in our brains.