/VIDEO: Elon Musk’s Next Quest Is A Mind-Machine Meld. Let’s Consider The Implications

VIDEO: Elon Musk’s Next Quest Is A Mind-Machine Meld. Let’s Consider The Implications

Source/Credit: NPR

Summary: If today’s science continues apace, the future of humanity will likely include further symbiosis with technology. Tech entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk are going all-in on brain-machine interfaces

Original author and publication date: Elise Hu – November 20, 2019

Futurizonte Editor’s Note: Do we really want our brains connected to computers? Is it even possible to stop it?

From the article:

We’re ever-more reliant on our devices, whether it’s mobile phones or voice-powered home assistants, such as Amazon Echo.

If today’s science continues apace, the future of humanity will likely include further symbiosis with technology. Tech entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk are going all-in on brain-machine interfaces; you saw it with Musk’s company, Neuralink’s announcement about plans for brain chip implants.

But is a more direct connection between our brains and our technology something we want? What are the possibilities and the pitfalls?

In this Future You with Elise Hu, tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson, founder of neural interface company Kernel (a Musk competitor), and technology ethicist Tristan Harris talk about what brain-machine interfaces can offer — and the ethical considerations to make in designing the future you.

Future You’s first season is dedicated to the human body and what it will be able to do in 2050. You can find the latest episodes on YouTube or npr.org/futureyou

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