Elon Musk confirms his new Neuralink chip will support music streaming directly to listeners’ brains
Launching a rocket this year is apparently only the beginning for tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. Musk started a mysterious company by the name of Neuralink in 2016, and in the time since, has slowly started to reveal more details about the company’s potential future outputs. On July 19, Musk shared a stream of new announcements about Neuralink and has promised to follow up with a larger update on August 28.
According to Neuralink, Musk is creating a device that connects the brain directly to a computer and reportedly has the potential to cure substance abuse, depression, and brain and spinal injuries. When replying to computer scientist, Austin Howard, on Twitter, Musk confirmed that the technology he is working on will allow people to “listen to music directly from [the Neuralink brain] chips.”
Although having the ability to think about a song and have it directly play in one’s head is a concept that has been considered as a capability of the far-off future, Musk is seemingly getting closer to making this distant possibility a nearer reality.
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