Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, Starlink, and Neuralink, announced on X that the first human patient has successfully undergone a brain implant from Neuralink.
Musk says, “The individual who received the Neuralink implant yesterday is currently in good recovery.”
Early findings indicate positive detection of neuron spikes, as stated by the founder of Neuralink.
In 2016, Musk established Neuralink with the objective of establishing a link between the human brain and computers.
The first human received an implant from @Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well.
Initial results show promising neuron spike detection.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2024
Elon Musk, Neuralink’s billionaire founder, said the first human received an implant from the brain-chip startup on Sunday and is recovering well, in a post, opens new tab on social media platform X on Monday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had given the company clearance last year to conduct its first trial to test its implant on humans.
“Initial results show promising neuron spike detection,” Musk added.
The startup’s PRIME Study is a trial for its wireless brain-computer interface to evaluate the safety of the implant and surgical robot.
The study will assess the functionality of the interface which enables people with quadriplegia, or paralysis of all four limbs, to control devices with their thoughts, according to the company’s website.
A large number of X users express great skepticism towards the new technology and have chosen to voice their concerns about how they perceive it as a harbinger of a transhumanistic era.
The end goal is transhumanism. A society connected via brain computer interfaces to a god computer. Capable of both reading and WRITING to the brain. Neuralink can already read and write….
Deus ex machinahttps://t.co/kTKhhUKcDH
— Golgotha (@Golgotha1111) January 29, 2024