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Elon Musk wants to end languages with brain implants

Elon Musk wants 'uncompressed' communication between people, removing languages in the process

By Anthony Garreffa on Apr 21, 2017 08:29 pm CDT - 1 min, 18 secs reading time

Languages... who needs them? These are the thoughts that go through Tony Stark's Elon Musk's mind, so the Tesla and Space X founder and his think tank have devised a device that would plant a neural plant inside of your head.

Elon Musk wants to end languages with brain implants |

Musk's grand plan would make AI assistants of today look like they were made in the stone age, for one big reason: languages. These brain implants would push through "uncompressed" communication between people, so that you could upload your thoughts instantaneously between your brains - without language barriers. It sounds fantastic, doesn't it?

During a recent interview, Musk said: "If I were to communicate a concept to you, you would essentially engage in consensual telepathy. There are a bunch of concepts in your head that then your brain has to try to compress into this incredibly low data rate called speech or typing. If you have two brain interfaces, you could actually do an uncompressed direct conceptual communication with another person".

Even people with severe brain injuries due to stroke and cancer lesions, could communicate with machines or people within 4 years thanks to micron-sized devices made by Neuralink Corp, which Musk owns. He said that it would take between 8-10 years for people without disabilities to use it, but regulatory red tape will get in the way at first. Neuralink has been registered in California as a "medical research" company, with Musk seemingly self-funding the company that wants to see computers merging with our brains.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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