Technology is advancing faster than we think, and we can only note it due to the daily evidence including, what scientists are doing with the hair we left on the ground of the salon after a haircut, how tech is turning the veterinary field upside down, or the 3D human skin Bioprinter. If all that before wasn’t enough argument for you, then I will mention the fresher brain implants.
All shocking news that screams ‘future’ and ‘advance’ so solidly and loud that no one can deny.
Recently, someone planted this idea in my mind: we created robots a long time ago, and despite some hate toward them, we are all just building a world where we can’t live or survive without them; and the human race are, ironically, are starting to look like those machines.
Technology up to the Marrow
So the idea of Professor X on X-Men is not that sci-fi nowadays as it was when the movie was released. Frankly, it surprises me that it has taken as long as it has for experts and scientists to season the “brain field” with a touch of tech-pepper.
In this way, with so many breakthroughs and the whole digital revolution, it seems ill-advised to not focus on boosting the part of the body that is believed we only use a fraction of —if you think that’s a myth, it is always good to ask ourselves: can we do it better, harder and/or stronger?
Thus, finally important people from the industry of technology, like Elon Musk, are thinking on taking technology to the next deepest level (which I’m pretty sure will open new paths to arrive on Mars, and not only have french fries to eat there, but a complete ecosystem ready for human inhabitation.)
Neuralink: connecting our brains to the computers of Elon Musk
Now, how much of you are you willing to grant to this new technology? This time, you agree to the terms and condition we usually don’t read and accept, which may represent giving free access to your brain information to someone else.
So, to enhance human cognitive capacities through artificial intelligence to, according to Musk, become a kind of ‘cyber-borg’ (cybernetic organisms), that’s what you should start considering.
The system proposed will be able to implant some small electrodes in the brain that could, in the future, get to discharge our thoughts. In the short term, it aims to create brain implants that can be used to treat diseases such as epilepsy or depression.
Brain Implants: The Mind to Another Level
In other news, a quadriplegic patient has been the center of attention in the scientific community because, after ten years, he was able to use his right hand and arm again to eat and drink thanks to a new neuroprosthesis.
This breakthrough accomplished in Cleveland, OH, relies on a spinal cord device using wires, electrodes and computer software to reconnect the patient’s brain with the muscles of his paralyzed arm.
Although a huge step, brain implants are still not ready to be used outside the laboratory because a patient could not make useful movements without the brain-machine connection.