In a groundbreaking development, thousands of people are reportedly eager to undergo a unique procedure—having a portion of their skull removed to make way for brain chips developed by Elon Musk’s Neuralink.
This surge in interest follows FDA approval earlier this year for Neuralink’s human trials, marking a significant stride towards a future where man and machine coexist in unprecedented ways.
Green Light for Brain Chips
This year, Elon Musk’s brainchild, Neuralink, gained FDA approval to proceed with human trials for its innovative brain chips.
The trials were initially rejected in March. The FDA cited safety concerns, including potential wire movement and overheating, the FDA now greenlit Neuralink’s venture into the uncharted territory of brain-machine interfaces. Musk had described the device as a “Fitbit in your skull,” emphasizing its potential to revolutionize the relationship between humans and technology.
According to a recent report by Ashlee Vance, biographer of Elon Musk, Neuralink has witnessed an outpouring of interest from thousands of prospective patients. Vance, who visited Neuralink’s facilities multiple times, disclosed that despite not having implanted the device in a human yet, the company aims to operate on 11 people in the coming year and over 22,000 by 2030.