Last night, Elon Musk hosted an event announced online where he outlined Neuralink’s advancements in brain implant technology. And while most viewers expected some incredible feats, according to the head of Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter, the company was all about… hiring talent. It is true that we had the opportunity to see a new version of the implant, a small device called The Lin, which is now wireless and has a built-in battery, a robot with which the company wants to put implants in a monkey named Saki and he Using a brain implant, she performed exercises called “telepathic writing”.But as the billionaire himself assured, this is only the beginning of the road.
Everything happens to help, argues Elon Musk Paralyzed people ‘restore independence by controlling computers and mobile devices’. In the future, Neuralink would also like to effectively treat brain disorders, restore sight to blind people (even with congenital defects), and solve many problems related to injuries and the spine. However, the billionaire emphasized at every turn that safety is the most important thing:
But be careful In this case, that means many years of animal testing, which is increasingly frowned upon. Neuralink admitted this year that one of the monkeys died during an experimental treatment, but Elon Musk argued during yesterday’s event that they have no interest in placing devices in the animals’ brains and that the operations are preceded by rigorous lab testing. This could be the answer Recent trauma disclosure by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)?
PCRM recently launched a website It details the harrowing stories of monkeys who are said to have experienced chaotic experiences Conducted at the University of California, Davis. According to memos shared with DailyMail by the committee, Nueralink’s chief neurosurgeon, Matthew MacDougall, was to perform the memos there, and Elon Musk’s company had to pay $1.4 million to use the university’s facilities.
They come from a lawsuit filed against UC Davis by PCRM which clearly states this Experiments were performed by Neuralink staff. states that the animals “suffered infections from electrodes implanted in their brains,” and W.M An “unapproved substance” – known as BioGlue – “kills monkeys by destroying parts of their brains”. Accompanying the lawsuit are detailed information on all the animals that Elon Musk would definitely not want to share with the public — as well as hundreds of photos of mutilated animals obtained by PCRM.
And while groundbreaking discoveries and solutions often require sacrifices, according to Ryan Merkley of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), animal suffering in this case is unnecessary, because Advances in brain-machine interfaces could be made using non-invasive methods and data collected from patients during medically necessary neurosurgical procedures.. In his view, Elon Musk is like modern PT Barnum, a precursor to the entertainment and advertising industry – he’s a showmanHe makes big promises while hiding shocking details from the public.
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