Will Elon Musk’s Neuralink Tech Stream Music Directly to Human Brains?

Previous news that Neuralink chips will be able to feed music directly to the human brain has received confirmation from Elon Musk himself.

Although many dismissed the news as mere rumors, it turns out that there is truth to the news as Musk recently came out with a confirmation via Twitter. When a tweet addressed to Elon Musk asked if Neuralink chips will make it possible for chip users to stream music right through the brain, the Neuralink founder answered with a “Yes.°

In no time at all, Twitter went crazy with tweets about Musk’s affirmative answer, taking it as a confirmation that streaming music is part of the goals outlined in Neuralink’s development of a computer-brain interface.

Inasmuch as Neuralink has so far been operating off-the-radar, Elon Musk had tweeted earlier in July about releasing a progress report about the Neuralink neural interface project on August 28. Musk’s “Yes° response suggests that his company has made advancements related to the concept of streaming music directly to the brain.

About Elon Musk’s Neuralink

In 2016, Elon Musk’s Neuralink company embarked on a mission to develop a neural interface that would allow surgeons to directly implant chips into the brain, to help patients with neurological disorders regain their motor function. In addition, the neural interface will also help patients suffering from mental disorders such as obsessive compulsion or anxiety attacks.

However, observers believe that Musk’s ultimate goal is to expand normal human capabilities by merging artificial intelligence with human brains. This perception was strengthened by the fact that in developing machine learning for humanity’s use, Neuralink is guided by its mission statement:

“If you can’t. beat ’em (AI), join ’em!”

Personally, I’m envisioning that if Neuralink does succeed in its mission, the outcomes will inspire Black Mirror producers to create a reality show about human brain-AI capabilities.