Elon Musk's masterplan for humanity's future is beyond your wildest sci-fi dreams


The very, very short version of this is that Neuralink will follow Musk's standard mode of operation when forming a new company: Set a long-term goal for the betterment of mankind, acquire some of the best talent in the field, have them first work on a sustainable business model that will later fund the project's original goal. And the "sustainable business model" part is to "bring something to market that helps with certain severe brain injuries (stroke, cancer lesion, congenital) in about four years," Musk told WaitButWhy. So instead of translating your thoughts into language, you can upload them directly to another person's brain, which would increase communication speed by orders of magnitude. Or, (and this appears to be Musk's primary focus) vastly increasing communication speed between humans, which would allow the human race to keep up with the advent of super-powerful artificial intelligence (which Musk seems to think is inevitable or at least very probable).

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