A few months ago, Elon Musk surprised everyone by ensuring that he had managed to get monkeys to play video games. All this, assured us that Neuralink is increasingly elaborated and is close to being used in humans. Now then, the renowned businessman has shared a video where he sees a monkey playing Pong through his mind, thanks to Neuralink.
As they have detailed, the protagonist monkey of this video is called Pager, who is nine years old and had a Neuralink chip implanted in February. Now, as can be seen in the shared video, they clearly show us how the monkey manages to play Pong with his mind.
For his part, Elon Musk shared the possibilities that this new technology will grant when it reaches human beings. With this, he ensured that people with disabilities or paralysis will be able to use their technological tools with their minds.
Later versions will be able to shunt signals from Neuralinks in brain to Neuralinks in body motor/sensory neuron clusters, thus enabling, for example, paraplegics to walk again
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2021