Frankly, nothing surprises us anymore in 2021.
Elon Musk has been busy recently, tweeting about stocks and shares and dogecoin, but he’s found the time for another weird project.
Musk has been working on his ‘brain chip start-up’ called Neuralink.
He is now claiming to have successfully put an implant into a monkey.
This new implant reportedly allows the monkey to play video games.
Elon confirmed the news yesterday, that the wireless implant has been placed in its skull. The monkey has successfully been ‘playing video games with his mind’.
The monkey isn’t the first animal they’ve done this to either. Last summer, Musk revealed a pig named Gertrude had been implanted with a brain chip.
Gertrude’s implant was supposedly just proving it’s possible to place an implant in an animal without harming it.
Musk hopes his Neuralink tech will go further than game-playing monkeys. His dream is that the chips, in future, will help to reduce or even reverse the impact of neurological and spinal injuries.
He also describes the tech as ‘like a Fitbit in your skull’.
No official studies or reports have backed up Neuralink’s animal experiments.
We only have Musk’s word that these tests have taken place, but he claims videos showing the monkey playing the computer games with the chip would be released in the coming weeks.