Billionaire, Elon Musk, expects his company, Neuralink, to begin implanting controversial brain chips in humans next year if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the respective license.
“Neuralink’s working well in monkeys and we’re actually doing just a lot of testing and just confirming that it’s very safe and reliable and the Neuralink device can be removed safely,” Musk said according to Newsmax Dec. 7.
He added, “We hope to have this in our first humans—which will be people that have severe spinal cord injuries like tetraplegics, quadriplegics—next year, pending FDA approval.”
These statements were issued by Musk in an interview during The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit the day before when referring to his company’s plans.
The implants are designed to improve the performance of people suffering from such injuries. This is the third time Neuralink’s founder has proposed a date to insert them in people since 2019.
The company’s website explains the procedures that will be followed with those who adapt the microchips to their brains: “As users think about moving their arms or hands, we would decode those intentions, which would be sent over Bluetooth to the user’s computer,” the National Post quotes.
He adds, “Users would initially learn to control via virtual mouse. Later, as users get more practice and our adaptive decoding algorithms continue to improve, we expect that users would be able to control multiple devices, including a keyboard or game controller.”
Separately, one of Neuralink’s competing biotech companies, Synchron, recently received FDA approval to begin human testing of its brain interface technology, a “motor neuroprosthesis.”
Several companies and individuals are interested in incorporating electronic systems into human bodies, and in fact, thousands have already incorporated them.
Such projects are familiar to Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Klaus Schwab, leader of the Great Reset and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, who predicts that Big Tech companies will increasingly pursue implanted microchips and other “transhumanist” technologies, as Google’s chief engineering officer, Ray Kurzweil, called them.
Transhumanism has become a futuristic religion that seeks to merge man with machine. For Kurzweil, its prophet, the “meaning of life is to make sure that the future Computer God is benevolent, while we have time.”
Author Joe Allen, however, comments, “In most cases, “benevolent” is synonymous with “lefty globalist.'” He also writes: “the digital revolution has profound demoralizing and dehumanizing effects.”
He adds, “I’m reminded of the subterranean mutants who worshiped the atom bomb in “Beneath the Planet of the Apes.” Many mammals use tools to survive, but even a chimp knows better than to raise up a stick and call it ‘God.'”