Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced the launch of his new startup Neuralink, which will seek to enhance human capabilities in a way that is largely unprecedented.
The purpose of the company will be to create devices that can be implanted into the human brain and that can merge with software. The implants could serve to "improve memory or allow for more direct interfacing with computer devices." While information on Neuralink's purpose and end goal is somewhat unclear, its potential to "hack the human brain" and connect it with Artificial Intelligence could have implications in everything from treating and curing various diseases to improving brain function in a variety of areas.
This unusual venture reveals the increasing desire for leading tech industries to diverge from typical systems that connect people to technology.