Elon Musk might not have access to a metal suit that allows him to fly through the air and fight supervillains (at least that we know of) but he’s done everything else in his power to become a real-life version of Tony Stark thanks to the various ventures he’s launched over the years.
Musk could have simply sat on his laurels after his entrepreneurial prowess resulted in him having billions of dollars to his name but he decided to put his fortune to good use by launching a few companies that promise to change the world as we know it.
Whether we’re talking about self-driving cars, casual trips to space, or subterranean travel, it seems like Musk has tackled virtually every form of transportation imaginable, but if a new report is any indication, he doesn’t seem content on stopping there.
According to Business Insider, Musk recently took some time off from feuding with Pablo Escobar’s brother and chilling with his very, um, interesting girlfriend to provide the world with some updates concerning Neuralink, a mysterious company with a focus on neurotechnology and, more notably, mind control.
It’s very important to note the mind control in question doesn’t have anything to do with Musk’s dream to create a massive army willing to do his bidding but is rather focused on giving people the ability to harness their brain to perform a variety of tasks like navigating the internet—which is apparently closer to becoming a reality than you might think.
On Tuesday, Musk gave a presentation and revealed Neuralink has successfully tested technology that allows monkeys to control a computer thanks to an implanted microchip placed behind the ear because the future is here and it’s as exciting as it is terrifying.
The outlet notes Neuralink’s short-term goal is to allow people afflicted with diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to function better but that Musk eventually wants to create a “symbiosis with artificial intelligence,” which is a super great idea that definitely won’t have any downsides whatsoever if science-fiction is any indication.
Have we learned nothing from Jeff Goldblum’s warning in Jurassic Park? I guess only time will tell.