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Elon Musk's New Company to Merge Human Brains with Machines

Elon Musk's new company will use "neural lace" technology to link human brains with machines.

Elon Musk, CEO of US automotive and energy storage company Tesla, presents his outlook on climate change at the Paris-Sorbonne University in Paris on December 2, 2015. (Photo credit: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)


Elon Musk, the man behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors, the Boring Company and OpenAI, has announced another visionary tech venture. His new company Neuralink will work on linking human brains with computers, utilizing “neural lace” technology. This invention would let people interact directly with machines, without using a physical interface.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the way neural lace will work is that electrodes would be implanted in the brain which would allow you to send thoughts back and forth with a computer, uploading and downloading them. The benefits of this tech lie in helping humans expand their cognitive functions, including memory.

Musk talked recently about this kind of technology, seeing it as a way for human to interact with machines and superintelligencies. The neural lace will be like an extra layer on our usual human intelligence.

More details about what Neuralink does will be released next week, according to Musks’s tweet:

Long Neuralink piece coming out on @waitbutwhy in about a week. Difficult to dedicate the time, but existential risk is too high not to.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2017

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Neom, Saudi Arabia's $500 billion megacity, reaches its next phase

Construction of the $500 billion dollar tech city-state of the future is moving ahead.

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  • The futuristic megacity Neom is being built in Saudi Arabia.
  • The city will be fully automated, leading in health, education and quality of life.
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Your emotions are the new hot commodity — and there’s an app for that

Many of the most popular apps are about self-improvement.

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Study details the negative environmental impact of online shopping

Frequent shopping for single items adds to our carbon footprint.

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  • A new study shows e-commerce sites like Amazon leave larger greenhouse gas footprints than retail stores.
  • Ordering online from retail stores has an even smaller footprint than going to the store yourself.
  • Greening efforts by major e-commerce sites won't curb wasteful consumer habits. Consolidating online orders can make a difference.
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The key to better quality education? Make students feel valued.

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