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Current Events and Trend Reports: CBI & the Musk Neuralink

 

Current Events and Trend Reports: CBI & the Musk Neuralink

Elon Musk cofounded Neuralink in 2016. He noted his goal is to create a chip that could enable a “brain-computer interface.” On Tuesday 9th, Musk and various senior staffers at Neuralink presented the company’s ambition to design a chip capable of being implanted in the human brain that could receive and transmit signals to the organ. According to Musk, the company has already had some success — with monkeys. Here is what we know thus far:

  • Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company, Neuralink, has pulled back the veil on its ambitions to implant chips in people’s brains.
  • During a Q&A session at a live presentation on Tuesday, Musk surprised his Neuralink colleagues by announcing that the firm had tested its technology on monkeys with some success.
  • Musk said “a monkey has been able to control a computer with its brain,” though he did not elaborate further on what this involved.
  • Neuralink’s president, Max Hodak, said that he wished the company didn’t have to experiment on animals but that it’s a necessary “step in the process.”

Research Internet and reputable information sources to examine the impact of this current event. Summarize your findings and write at least a one-page word document. In your report you will also need to address and respond to the following questions:

  1. From your point do you think CBI is a natural evolution in our Digital Transformation? Why or why not?
  2. Examine and evaluate the social impact in terms of human behavior and interactions with such technology? Try to list the pros and cons and note the winners and losers 
  3. Knowing that every technology will lead to the creation of more technology, what would envision as the most likely next technology that will come as a result of using Neuralink?

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