Elon Musk looks to connect human brains directly to devices and communicate just by thinking!

Elon Musk wants you to control devices with just a thought and communicate with other people just by thinking! Musk led Neuralink will do that by chip implanted in brain.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:48 IST
Chip in Brain
Elon Musk led Neuralink plans to implant chips in human brains and allow them to communicate just by thinking. (Pixabay)
Chip in Brain
Elon Musk led Neuralink plans to implant chips in human brains and allow them to communicate just by thinking. (Pixabay)

With the advancement in technology, we can easily control smartphones, laptops, and smart devices with our voice like with Amazon Alexa or Siri. But what if we could control our devices with our brains with just a thought? Or communicate with other humans just by thinking and not saying anything? Well, that's possible! Elon Musk led Neuralink is looking at making that possible by connecting the human brain directly to devices without interacting physically or by voice control. This is basically a 'brain-computer interface' which allows users to transmit and receive information between the wireless device and brain.

The Neuralink chip initially aims at the technology that will be to help people with paralysis to regain independence through the control of computers and mobile devices. This technology is designed to give people the ability to communicate more easily via text or speech synthesis, to follow their curiosity on the web, or to express their creativity through photography, art, or writing apps without even using it physically.

The ultimate goal will be to just think about it, and your devices will work. Sounds like magic, right? Let's see how it will work.

How will it work?

Elon Musk led Neuralink chip 'Link' will connect with the thousands of neurons in the brain, which will be able to record the activity of these neurons in real-time and will send the information to the Link. As the user will think about moving hands or fingers, the Link will decode this information which will be sent to the user's devices via Bluetooth. That means the users will need to connect the chip with the Bluetooth devices, which will allow charging also.

The Link is the first step toward a new type of brain interface. Which will be able to access more brain areas and new types of neural information as the technology advances to expand the channels of communication with the brain. This technology has the potential to treat a wide range of neurological illnesses, restore sensory and motor function.

How will the Link chip be inserted into the brain?

Elon Musk's Neuralink hasn't started the clinical trials yet, but will soon begin the process to place Link chip into the brains of Humans. Neuralink's website explains the procedure that a Neurosurgical Robot is being designed to insert threads through a hole in the skull as small as 23 mm diameter. Combined with other advancements in robotic surgical tooling, this may allow us to eliminate general anesthesia and implant the device under conscious sedation.

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First Published Date: 27 Jan, 18:14 IST