If this is the future utopia Elon Musk wants, be very afraid

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Neural lace: it sounds like something a cyborg might wear to a wedding, but it's also yet another future technology Elon Musk has added to his eccentric potential inventions list. Just one problem with that: the fictional sci-fi series that coined "neural lace" doesn't suggest we'll have a fine time with such brain implants -- and it also represents exactly the kind of future that Musk himself has said he's trying to avoid. SEE ALSO: What we know about Elon Musk's plan to go full super villain and play with your brain The Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City founder has already inspired testing of the high-speed Hyperloop and quietly put thousands of potentially self-driving cars in users' hands. His brain, though unenhanced, never quits. If he isn't rhapsodizing about terraforming Mars, or sending tourists to the moon, or promising to fix a state's energy crisis, or wondering whether we might all be living in a computer simulation, he's fretting about how artificial intelligence might become self-aware and powerful enough in the next decade to make human beings obsolete.