Neuralink’s first product will allow us to use a snartphone to operate. A few days ago half the world was shocked to see a monkey playing Pong with a brain-to-chip interaction, something possible thanks to brain implants from the company Neuralink, owned by Elon Musk. At the moment it is only a demonstration, but Elon Musk has already given clues about what the next step is: to create a brain-computer interface that allows users with paralysis to “use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using their thumbs”.
Neuralink’s first product will allow us to use a cell phone with the power of the mindHe tweeted along with the video of the monkey we discussed earlier. They will have to work hard to take the promised step it may take years before we see this first product capable of interpreting brain activity and send signals to cell phones, but hey, the promise is made, now we just have to grab the popcorn and wait seated.
In addition to being able to control mobiles just by thinking, he also believes he will be able to work on devices for visually impaired people, although he has not given details, just answered a question from one of the Twitter followers with “Absolutely feasible”: Possibly on version 2 of the Neuralink device, most likely version 3.
About the size of the implant, it will be imperceptible once implanted, it is implanted flush with the skull and charged wirelessly, so it looks and feels normal, as indicated by Elon Musk.