Should You Connect Your Brain to the Internet?

Move over, robots, a new competitor may be about to disrupt the world of artificial intelligence (AI) – and this technological breakthrough may soon benefit a friend or family member near you. Or, perhaps, the coming age of augmented humans will one day change the way all of us interact with technology.  

Sound like science fiction? Probably not, and this blog will explore the next steps in the debate over chip implants and their potentially dramatic impact.    

Back in 2017, Forbes magazine asked the question: Are You Ready To Have Your Brain Connected To The Internet?

The technology at the time offered the opportunity to convert brain waves into signals that could be livestreamed and made accessible through a Web portal.  

But fast-forward a few years, and Elon Musk’s Neuralink Corp. is setting the stage for an entirely different type of brain-computer interface. Here’s an overview of the Neuralink project and plans from last year:

Here are just a few of the related headlines worth exploring:

TheVerge.com: Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them. Quote: “Elon Musk’s Neuralink, the secretive company developing brain-machine interfaces, showed off some of the technology it has been developing to the public for the first time. The goal is to eventually begin implanting devices in paralyzed humans, allowing them to control phones or computers.”

Daily Mail (UK): Elon Musk says his brain chip Neuralink company could ‘re-train’ area associated with depression and addiction. Quote: “He also revealed that the technology could develop into a full brain interface in just 25 years, which would enable ‘symbiosis’ between humans and AI.”

TechCrunch: Elon Musk sets update on brain computer interface company Neuralink for August 28.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Lohrmann on Cybersecurity authored by Lohrmann on Cybersecurity. Read the original post at: https://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/should-you-connect-your-brain-to-the-internet.html