Neuralink


Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future - Wait But Why

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So instead of arranging themselves in a net shape, the flatworm's nervous system all revolved around a central highway of messenger nerves that would pass messages back and forth between the boss and everyone else: The flatworm's boss-highway system was the world's first central nervous system, and the boss in the flatworm's head was the world's first brain. As time passed and Earth's animals started inventing intricate new body systems, the bosses got busier. He turned each human's head into a little world of its own, making humans the first animal that could think complex thoughts, reason through decisions, and make long-term plans. Not only had he made the human head a wondrous internal ocean of complex thoughts, his latest breakthrough had found a way to translate those thoughts into a symbolic set of sounds and send them vibrating through the air into the heads of other humans, who could then decode the sounds and absorb the embedded idea into their own internal thought oceans.