Elon Musk may be either the most important man in America or the most dangerous one.
Personally, I like the guy. He’s got a big brain, and he’s using it — to see where he can take technology and the world.
He’s a true out-of-the box thinker. And especially in this era of (forced) extreme conformity, we desperately need those.
If you’ve got a problem, see what magic Musk can manifest; it’ll probably be different than what most could’ve conjured.
Presently, he’s got some real headline-making mojo in the form of, well, monkey brains.
Like Indiana Jones, Elon’s an adventurer. And during a recent discussion on private social app Clubhouse, he regaled attendants with his exploits involving very progressive, playful primates.
As it turns out, Musk funds futuristic Neuralink Corp, which is developing a brain-computer interface.
According to Elon, Neuralink hosts a monkey with wires in its brain who can use his thoughts to play video games.
The entrepreneur was asked about the latest developments at San Francisco-based Neuralink, which was unveiled in 2017. Musk, who also founded rocket company Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and is now the world’s richest person, is known for his wide interests, from artificial intelligence to underground highways.
Elon surely blew many minds among the thousands listening:
“We have a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull with tiny wires who can play video games with his mind. You can’t see where the implant is and he’s a happy monkey. We have the nicest monkey facilities in the world. We want them to play mind-Pong with each other.”
Is your brain exploding?
If so, it’s no problem; a monkey may soon replace you.
Elon’s nothing if not a world-changer.
In November 2019, CareerAddict listed his “25 Greatest Accomplishments.”
Here are just a few as described by the site. I’ll let you decide whether the first two are entirely accurate:
- He read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica at nine years old
- He taught himself to programme in three days
- He sold his first company for $307 million
- He cofounded PayPal
- He founded SpaceX
- He revolutionized the electric car industry
- He landed a billion-dollar contract with NASA
- He sent a reusable rocket to space
- He [backed] (artificial intelligence organization) OpenAI
I type this while drinking hot chocolate, impressed with myself because I figured a way to keep my drink warmer: Stuff a straw plus the little plugstick into the plastic top’s hole. Minimal exposure to the cooling air.
In the meantime, I’d appreciate the inventor taking up my planet-altering slack.
Get it done, Mr. Musk.
And in case you were wondering why researchers have animals trying to beat their high scores, back to Bloomberg:
Musk explained that the goal with the brain-linking technology is addressing brain and spinal injuries and making up people’s lost capacity with an implanted chip. “There are primitive versions of this device with wires sticking out of your head, but it’s like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires that go into your brain,” he said.
As I said, we’re lucky to have the entrepreneurial African/American.
— TESLARATI (@Teslarati) January 29, 2021
Then again, we’ve seen what guys with huge brains can do:
Take it easy on us, Elon…when you’re monkeying around.
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