Once upon a time, there was this super lazy guy. He asked smart folks for tips on doing stuff with the least effort. They came up with a brilliant idea: remote-controlled gadgets! These gadgets could do almost anything with just a button press. Lazy guy was thrilled but then asked, “Who’s going to press the buttons?” Good news: Elon Musk’s cool company, Neuralink, plans to put Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) in brains. That means you can control things just by thinking—no button pressing needed! Lazy heads, rejoice!
Now, here’s the cool part from the Neuralink website: their BCI is like a super-smart implant. It’s so tiny you can’t even see it, and it lets you control your computer or phone wherever you are. They’ve got a fancy surgical robot that delicately puts this tiny brain gadget in the right spot. It’s like magic, but with science!
The implant runs on a small rechargeable battery, which you can charge without any wires. It’s got special chips and electronics that process signals from your brain and send them wirelessly to your computer. It’s like having a superpower, but instead of muscles, it’s your thoughts doing the work.
This brainy gadget, called the N1 implant, has 1024 tiny electrodes recording your brain activity. They’re on these ultra-thin threads that are so delicate they cause minimal fuss during the implantation process. And get this, the needle doing all this delicate work is thinner than a human hair!
Neuralink is on a mission to help people who need it the most. If you’ve got things like quadriplegia, paraplegia, vision loss, hearing loss, trouble speaking, or even major limb amputation, Neuralink wants to hear from you. They’re inviting folks to join their Patient Registry to see if they can make a difference in their lives.
And here’s the newest scoop: Neuralink just got the green light from the U S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start testing their brainy gadgets on humans. Yup, they’re in the trial stage, aiming to help those who need a little extra support. It’s like a high-tech adventure, all with the approval to take the leap into making a real difference in people’s lives! Lazy or not, that’s pretty awesome!