Elon Musk’s Company Makes History, Patient Controls Computer with Thought!

Geeta Kumar
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Implanting a computer chip in the human brain sounds like a science fiction movie, but Elon Musk’s company has achieved this feat. In January 2024, his company made many headlines by implanting a brain chip in the human brain for the first time.

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Now, giving an update on the patient who got the chip implanted in his brain, he said that he is completely fine and can control the computer mouse just by thinking.

What Has Neuralink Created?

Elon Musk, along with some engineers, founded Neuralink in 2016. His company is making Brain Chip Interface (BCI). It will be implanted in the human skull. The company claims that with the help of this chip, paralysed or disabled patients will be able to walk and communicate again. Neuralink’s first chip is named N1 Implant.

How Does The Chip Work?

The size of the chip Neuralink is implanting in the human brain is like the dial of a small watch. It includes chips, batteries and threads. The threads of this device contain electrodes, which track and transmit the neural activity inside the brain.

This chip has 64 threads, which have 1024 electrodes. These threads are thinner than human hair and are implanted in the brain with a special needle.

Smart Devices Will Be Controlled Only By Thinking

With the help of threads, this device records and processes the neural activity going on in the brain. Along with this, it transmits this data to the N1 User App.

The N1 User App, which decodes the neural activity in the brain through the N1 Implant, has been developed by Neuralink. With its help, the person who gets the chip implanted in his brain can control the computer just by thinking.

The company says that this system will better understand the neural activity and imagination going on in the human brain while performing a task over time and will work in the same manner.

Neuralink is currently conducting trials on paralysed people and is trying to help them control computers or smartphones. With its help, wheelchair control can be done in future.

Now What Next?

Neuralink’s trial is going on on paralysed patients. Regarding BCI, Musk says that he wants to help humanity with this. However, there is concern that this technology can supercharge the human brain, which could increase social inequality.

While giving an update on the patient who got Neuralink’s chip implanted, Elon Musk said that the next goal of his company is to enable complex interactions. Elon Musk has mentioned on social media platforms that through this chip, a phone, computer or any smart device can be controlled just by thinking.

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