Elon Musk Announces the First Neuralink Brain Chip Has Been Implanted in a Human

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Elon Musk has already created Tesla and SpaceX and turned Twitter into X. Well, it’s clear that the billionaire isn’t finished, as he’s now started a neurotechnology company, along with seven engineers and scientists, called Neuralink. The purpose of this new venture is to assist people with impairments. The very first mission for Neuralink is PRIME Study, which has just begun.

The Announcement

Musk took to his platform X to announce Neuralink’s progress. He wrote, “The first human received an implant from Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well. Initial results show promising neuron spike detection. Initial users will be those who have lost the use of their limbs. Imagine if Stephen Hawking could communicate faster than a speed typist or auctioneer. That is the goal.” Musk believes this technology would be of most use to people with obesity, autism, depression, and schizophrenia, as well as quadriplegics, as he had explained.

How it Works

Neuralink also posted on X, providing a bit of an explanation as to how the chip works. The post read, “Micron-scale threads would be inserted into areas of the brain that control movement. Each thread contains many electrodes and connects them to an implant called the ‘Link.’ The threads on the Link are so fine and flexible that they can’t be inserted by the human hand. Instead, we are building a robotic system that is designed to reliably and efficiently insert these threads exactly where the neurosurgeon wants them to be.”

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This can be either a truly beautiful thing for humanity, or it can end really, really badly. Only time will tell.

Fans Are Not Happy With Arctic Monkeys’ New Album

The English rock band, Arctic Monkeys, recently released their new album, The Car, and it received mixed reviews from their fans. This is the band’s seventh studio album and has been eagerly awaited by fans.

Fans’ Reactions

As soon as the album dropped, fans took to social media to express their opinions. While some enjoyed the album thoroughly, others were disappointed. One fan said he was surprised how the rock band managed to make another album that wasn’t the best. Another fan said he thought their last album was a disaster but the new one is somehow worse than that. However, alongside the haters, there are fans who loved the new album and expressed their excitement on Twitter. According to some Twitter users, the album is no less than a masterpiece, and everyone should give it a try. A few fans consider the Arctic Monkeys the best and biggest band to ever exist. One talked about how they love the way Arctic Monkeys name their songs. Fans think these new songs are different from what new artists are making these days and a much-needed change.

Arctic Monkeys— Past and Present

The English band was formed in 2002, with Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley, Matt Helders, and Andy Nicholson as the original members. A lot of their albums became fast-selling and won a huge number of awards, from Brits to Mercury Prizes. Their last album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, was released in 2018. After four years, the new album was finally released in October 2022. In a recent interview, Turner talked about the album’s cover and how it was a random picture that Matt captured. He said at the moment when the picture was clicked, it had nothing to do with Arctic Monkeys, but he had a hunch it’d be the next record’s cover. It looks like the hunch did come true.