Elon Musk, the visionary CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink, has launched a search for a new volunteer to test an advanced brain implant. Musk described the device as a “telepathy cybernetic brain implant that lets you control your phone and computer just by thinking,” according to a recent tweet. The search for this volunteer is for the second test of an innovative device that promises to revolutionize interaction with technology.

Neuralink, Musk’s company, is focused on developing brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) to help individuals with serious neurological conditions control electronic devices using only thoughts. No additional details about the test have yet been released, and Neuralink itself has remained silent on social media about the matter.

The latest update to Neuralink’s PRIME (Pilot Research Implant for Medical Experimentation) study invites individuals to sign up as volunteers. This study is testing the N1 chip, a fully implantable, wireless BCI device. The chip is known for its complexity, with thousands of thin wires that penetrate the brain to facilitate direct communication with computers.

Despite its innovations, Neuralink is not without controversy, facing criticism for alleged fatal results in animal tests, an accusation Musk denies. They have also been criticized for a lack of transparency regarding the calibration and maintenance of their monitoring equipment.

In January, Neuralink made history by implanting the device in its first patient, Noland Arbaugh. Paralyzed from the shoulders down, Arbaugh has been able to play video games, browse the internet and control a computer cursor through his thoughts, breaking world speed records after implementing the chip.

It was recently revealed that during the first human test, the implant’s wires became dislodged, but the company was able to restore the device’s functionality through algorithm adjustments.

Given the risks associated with this technology, competing companies such as Precision Neuroscience are exploring less invasive methods, promising a safer approach to recording brain activity.

Eligibility criteria for the Neuralink study include being over 18 years old, residing in the United States or Canada, and experiencing significant challenges such as quadriplegia or paraplegia. Interested parties can register through the Neuralink Patient Registry.


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