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Thousands in Line to Get Brain Chip Implant by Elon Musk's Neuralink

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An image of Elon Musk with a brain chip.

Neuralink aims to convert a person’s thoughts into a range of commands that a computer can understand.

Credit: Neuralink

Elon Musk's brain implant startup, Neuralink is gearing up for its first clinical trial. According to a Bloomberg report written by one of Elon Musk's Biographers, Ashlee Vance the company is on the hunt for a volunteer willing to undergo a procedure that involves removing a portion of their skull to insert a series of electrodes and superthin wires into their brain. Surprisingly, despite being an absolutely new medical procedure, involving the intricacies of the brain, thousands are lining up to get the implant, according to Vance.

The implant, designed to replace the removed skull piece, will read and analyse the person's brain activity and wirelessly relay this information to a nearby laptop or tablet. The ideal candidate for this trial would be an adult under 40 years of age with paralysis in all four limbs.

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