Elon Musk: The first human implanted with a Neuralink chip has recovered and can now control a mouse with their mind

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Looks like science fiction is slowly turning into reality. Recently, Elon Musk announced the first human implanted with Neuralink has recovered. That said, what should you know about it?

According to Reuters, Elon Musk announced the patient’s recovery in Spaces on the social media platform, X. Elon said, “You can move the mouse cursor on the screen just by thinking about it”. Musk also revealed that Neuralink is currently trying to get the patient to click the mouse button as many times as possible.

For your information, Neuralink was approved to recruit human trial subjects in September last year and successfully implanted the chip into its first human patient in January. The company said the study used a robot to surgically implant a "brain-computer interface" in specific areas of the brain that control movement intentions. Neuralink emphasized that the initial goal is to enable subjects to control a computer mouse cursor or keyboard with their thoughts alone.

Elon Musk has high hopes for Neuralink, saying that the technology will promote the rapid surgical implantation of chip devices to treat diseases such as obesity, autism, depression, and psychosis.

Although Neuralink's market capitalization reached $5 billion last year, there have been calls for intense scrutiny of its security protocols. Neuralink was fined for violating U.S. Department of Transportation regulations on moving hazardous materials, Reuters reported in January. We have yet to confirm if this tech is coming to Malaysia. However, it will be interesting to see how it could benefit Malaysians.

 


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