We have already said that a presentation of the Neuralink company is scheduled for August 28, at which its founder Elon Musk will talk about the latest achievements in the field of brain chipping technology. Meanwhile, the American billionaire could not resist commenting on Twitter and announced one of the potential possibilities of this technology.
Computer scientist Austin Howard asked Musk if Neuralink could one day be used to listen to music. According to Musk, such an opportunity will indeed appear.
If we implement neuralink – can we listen to music directly from our chips? Great feature. https://t.co/RwVLnS5JbL
– Austin Howard (@ a_howard8) July 19, 2020
Thus, with the help of the chip, sound waves will be directed directly to the brain, bypassing the ear and the vestibular cochlear nerve, which is responsible for transmitting auditory impulses, as well as impulses emanating from the vestibular part of the inner ear.
The transmission of sound based on bone conduction technology is no longer surprising to anyone today, but transmission of sound directly through stimulation of neurons is really something new.
We still don’t know much about what exactly Neuralink is working on. Its only presentation took place in 2019, where Elon Musk showed a certain chip that will connect to the brain using special threads. The installation of these threads will be carried out by a robotic apparatus similar to a large weaving machine.
Earlier versions of the Neuralink device will repair broken neural connections in people with conditions like Parkinson’s, Musk said.
In a conversation with another user, Elon Musk confirmed that using Neuralink technology, it will be possible to control the production of various hormones, for example, oxytocin and serotonin, to reduce stress levels in people suffering from PTSD.
To implement his plans, Musk needs fresh brains. Head of Neuralink announced via Twitter about finding new talented sound engineers.
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