Billionaire tech CEO Elon Musk demonstrated a micro chip called ‘Neuralink’ Friday, showing how it works on pigs, and then asking for human volunteers to have the chip inserted into their brains.
Musk claimed that the chip had been implanted in a pig while showing video of the animal’s brain activity, complete with neurons firing in real-time.
Musk announced that the device is “like a Fitbit in your skull”, explaining that it is attached to tiny flexible threads ‘stitched’ into the brain by a ‘sewing-machine-like’ robot.
“It goes flush on your skull. I could have a Link right now and you wouldn’t know. Maybe I do.” the SpaceX founder said.