Brain surgery is risky. Implanting chips with AI technology in the brain is no different. Still, there are already thousands of people offering themselves as guinea pigs for Elon Musk’s Neuralink. What could go wrong when over 1,500 laboratory animals have already lost their lives…
Would an AI microchip be implanted in your brain to potentially “repair” limitations such as blindness or paralysis? According to a report, thousands of people around the world have already shown interest in getting such an implant installed by Elon Musk’s company Neuralink. The first eleven people are scheduled to undergo surgery next year.
The technology, which has so far been tested only on pigs and monkeys, received approval from the US FDA just a few months ago. Now the time has come to start the work and first remove some part of the skull of the people so that these implants can be inserted and their functionality can be tested on humans. If everything works out, more than 22,000 people are expected to receive such implants by 2030.
The problem is that animal experiments with brain implants have already cost the lives of about 1,500 animals. And this has been the situation since 2018, when the related trials began. According to reports, the test monkeys suffered from severe brain hemorrhage, convulsions and uncontrollable behavior. This raises the question of how human guinea pigs will respond to these transplants.
Neurological problems are associated with high levels of suffering, so it’s no surprise that some people grasp at any straw in the hope of a cure. But are people prepared for the fact that treatment may cause more harm?
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