Matrix Getting Real! Rich Americans Seeking Back Market Brain Implants To Plug Into AI

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In the first half, Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tony Youn, discussed solutions to beauty and aging problems, as well as the many surgeries and cases he's worked on. Open Lines were featured in the latter half. Don described undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy (having the size of his stomach reduced), and losing 275 lbs.-- he originally weighed 575 lbs. An unorthodox presidential candidate is making some strange claims surrounding wealthy Americans and clandestine brain implant technology. According to Zoltan Istvan, the'Transhumanist Party' candidate we told you about last December, two powerhouses in the artificial intelligence field intend to secretly get brain surgery to receive a mysterious implant.


Are brain implants the future of thinking?

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Almost two years ago, Dennis Degray sent an unusual text message to his friend. "You are holding in your hand the very first text message ever sent from the neurons of one mind to the mobile device of another," he recalls it read. Degray, 66, has been paralysed from the collarbones down since an unlucky fall over a decade ago. He was able to send the message because in 2016 he had two tiny squares of silicon with protruding metal electrodes surgically implanted in his motor cortex, the part of the brain that controls movement. By imagining moving a joystick with his hand, he is able to move a cursor to select letters on a screen.


2017 Could Be The Year When Brains Connect Without Our Mouths Speaking A Word

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Another year begins, and another science fiction concept is becoming science fact. If that sounds incredible, consider that it's already happened in studies with rats and monkeys, and in a limited way with humans as well. None of the studies have quite accomplished mind reading, but they have bridged the chasm between brains in a way that didn't seem possible until now. The most notable non-invasive study involving humans, so far, showed that people sitting in different rooms can play a simple computer game together by using equipment that enables each person to "communicate" information via brain waves. It was a basic test of the theory, but it worked, and it demonstrates what's possible as the technology advances.


Elon Musk's Latest Target: Brain-computer Interfaces

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Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers. The company plans to develop brain implants that can treat neural disorders -- and that may one day be powerful enough to put humanity on a more even footing with possible future superintelligent computers, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing unnamed sources. Musk, a founder of both the electric-car company Tesla Motors and the private space-exploration firm SpaceX, has become an outspoken doomsayer about the threat artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human race. Continued growth in AI cognitive capabilities, he and like-minded critics suggest, could lead to machines that can outthink and outmaneuver humans with whom they might have little in common. In a tweet Tuesday, Musk gave few details beyond confirming Neuralink's name and tersely noting the "existential risk" of failing to pursue direct brain-interface work.


Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

Boston Herald

Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers. The company plans to develop brain implants that can treat neural disorders -- and that may one day be powerful enough to put humanity on a more even footing with possible future superintelligent computers, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing unnamed sources. Musk, a founder of both the electric-car company Tesla Motors and the private space-exploration firm SpaceX, has become an outspoken doomsayer about the threat artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human race. Continued growth in AI cognitive capabilities, he and like-minded critics suggest, could lead to machines that can outthink and outmaneuver humans with whom they might have little in common. In a tweet Tuesday, Musk gave few details beyond confirming Neuralink's name and tersely noting the "existential risk" of failing to pursue direct brain-interface work.