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PostSubject: Elon Musk Claims Transhuman Neuralink “Next Stage of Human Evolution”   Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:46 pm

More details on Elon Musk’s futuristic Neuralink venture have been revealed in an illustrated blog post, including how the advanced technology could see us communicate wirelessly just by thinking within 10 years.


 
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It's finally here: the full story on Neuralink. I knew the future would be nuts but this is a whole other level. https://t.co/4I44hFJzFCpic.twitter.com/YVA6dLH8uY
— Tim Urban (@waitbutwhy) April 20, 2017
Wait But Why published the 36,400-word deep dive into Neuralink using stick figure illustrations to explain in simple terms what Musk has in mind for, well, our minds.
The blog post comes one month after Musk announced Neuralink, his latest plan to merge the human brain with AI using brain implants.
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Long Neuralink piece coming out on @waitbutwhy in about a week. Difficult to dedicate the time, but existential risk is too high not to.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2017
The post, however, was written by blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban after studying Neuralink for six weeks, a process which involved meeting with Musk. Urban was secretly working on his Neuralink breakdown weeks before the billionaire inventor made the official announcement.
Eager fans have been waiting to hear more about the venture ever since Musk promised a long piece on the subject the day of the announcement.
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@waitbutwhy@hstaudmyer I have probably checked your website about 100 times to see if the neuralink post has been complete!
— Tolga Kana (@tolgakana) April 19, 2017
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@waitbutwhy@hstaudmyer Is it done? Is it done? Is it done?
— Shankar Narayanan (@archi_alchemist) April 17, 2017
Urban said he’s “convinced that Neuralink somehow manages to eclipse Tesla and SpaceX in both the boldness of its engineering undertaking and the grandeur of its mission.”
Urban has written other detailed breakdowns on Musk’s projects for Wait But Why, including Tesla and SpaceX.
Neuralink’s “whole brain interface” will use tiny brain electrodes that will eventually allow us to communicate wirelessly with the world, and to share our exact thoughts and visions without having to use spoken or written language. The brain could also learn faster and have access to all the world’s knowledge.
“I think we are about eight to ten years away from this being usable by people with no disability,” Musk said in an interview with Urban.
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Transcendence 🎥 in reality. Created by @ElonMusk Called @Neuralink_Corp Explained on @waitbutwhyhttps://t.co/Puf00hwI43#AI#CDSpic.twitter.com/7qnTHBSlgj
— βyrοη (@Soulopoulos) April 22, 2017
According to Musk, who has taken on the role as Neuralink’s CEO, today’s existing technology already makes us “digitally superhuman.”
“The thing that would change is the interface,” Musk explained. “Having a high-bandwidth interface to your digital enhancements.”
Musk’s plan is to first create cutting-edge brain machine interfaces (BMIs) to be used to help people with brain injuries, building on existing technology used in medicine.

https://www.rt.com/viral/385780-neuralink-brain-interface-urban/
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