Elon Musk says his “Neuralink Chip” will stream music right into your brain

It’s a valid question: What music delivery technology will eventually replace streaming? What could be more instant and easier to use? Elon Musk says he has the answer.

Among his many ventures, Musk has a startup called Neuralink (est. 2016), which is exploring the possibility of brain-computer interfaces. He says this new tech will allow people to “listen to music directly from our chips?” Say what?

Yes, he’s talking about an implanted chip. Initial plans would be to help patients with brain diseases like Parkinson’s and depression not alleviated by medication. But Musk says the possibilities are endless, especially when it comes to allowing humans to properly compete with artificial intelligence.

How does it get in your head? With a surgical robot, of course, and will be similar in some ways to Lasik eye surgery. And this research says that a single USB-C cable will offer “full-bandwidth data streaming” right to the brain.

More info is apparently coming August 28.

(Via The Independent)

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