- Elon Musk said in an interview that a monkey has been wired up to play video games with its mind by a company he founded called Neuralink.
- Neuralink put a computer chip into the monkey’s skull and used “tiny wires” to connect it to its brain, Musk said.
- “It’s not an unhappy monkey,” he said during a talk on Clubhouse, a new social media app gaining popularity that allows people to have informal voice chats while others listen in.
Tesla CEO and SpaceX boss and currently world’s richest man, Elon Musk recently claimed that one of his startups has wired a monkey to play video games. The monkey has wires going into its brain which enables it the animal to play video games, Tesla boss Musk has said, adding that the monkey is happy.
Musk also said that the videos of the wired monkey will be released in a month or so. He made the revelations while speaking on Clubhouse, a private social app where users host informal conversations.
“We have a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull with tiny wires who can play video games with his mind,” he was quoted as saying by the Bloomberg. “You can’t see where the implant is and he’s a happy monkey. We have the nicest monkey facilities in the world. We want them to play mind-Pong with each other,” he said in a Clubhouse chat. “He’s a happy monkey.”
He explained that the “idea with neural link is addressing brain and spinal injuries” and making up people’s lost capacity with an implanted chip.
“There are primitive versions of this device with wires sticking out of your head, but it’s like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires that go into your brain,” he said. “He’s a happy monkey,” added Musk.
The news, however, didn’t go down very well on Twitter, where everyone else, with the exception of Elon Musk, thought of the same scenario: Planet of the Apes.
Check tweets here:
@elonmusk uh.. have you seen Rise of the Planet of Apes? Not good. Not good.
— AbsentStats (@AbsentStats) February 1, 2021
Elon Musk is not cool with everyone developing robots but it’s cool to rise of the planet of apes? Talk about play with fire
— Sir Sephy (@SirSephy) February 1, 2021
Rise of the planet of the apes https://t.co/ZOwjjgBq1b
— (⌐■-■) (@imran____ahmed) February 2, 2021
This is exactly how "Planet of The Terminator Apes" starts.
— Brussel Sprouts and Bacon (@TARDIStourguide) February 2, 2021
What a surprise, I watched 3 movies today on The Planet of The Apes.
— Scripw (@scriptedwin) February 2, 2021
This is a perfect time to remind everyone that the Planet of the Apes trilogy is the single best blockbuster trilogy since LoTR. The only trilogy in recent memory that distinctly, impactfully and successfully builds upon it's preceeding film and surpasses it. https://t.co/dxRXFTgYmi
— heel turn bill paxton (@_alexpowell_) February 2, 2021
Source: News 18