Elon Musk touts brain implant technology to treat health conditions, enable 'telepathy'

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Elon Musk wants to link human brains with computers. The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors is exploring just such a connection through another company he has launched, called Neuralink. Elon Musk has revealed that his stealth neurotechnology start-up is poised to begin human clinical trials soon on brain implants. Musk's Neuralink gave a presentation late Tuesday and released a white paper divulging details of its progress on implants that could eventually enable patients to overcome devastating injuries. The company, which has been pursuing the technology for years with Musk's financial backing and leadership, touted its initial results as promising for potentially treating conditions such as Alzheimer's, spinal injuries and blindness.