Right off the bat, I am not a scientist, psychologist or engineer. I can only offer my thoughts on Neuralink from a subjective, artistic perspective. Neuralink is Elon Musk's new company, "centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain, with the eventual purpose of helping human beings merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence".
This merging of biological intelligence and digital intelligence is scaring most people shitless, and for good reason. The thought of implanting a device inside our physical bodies is a threshold which has not yet been crossed. It violates our physical existence with digital space. Yet, most of us remain excited when Apple releases a new iPhone, we are still curious and awed by ever shrinking nanobots, and excited at the prospect of 3D printing now becoming commonplace in creating various products and services. My point being, radical ideas take time to take hold. Brain implants may seem scary and unknown right now, largely because of mainstream media and sic-fi movies that depict the worst in these situations: mass population control, governments reigning over passive people and the powerful elite controlling life on earth. These fears encourage our pain bodies to take over and resist collective advancement of consciousness.
Just for one second, let's be optimistic. Let's believe the best in people. I believe that Elon Musk is driven by a genuine drive to help advance human kind. Most futurists are. When a technology such as Neuralink emerges, we have a choice: either let our fears and distrust of others cloud our judgement, or, recognize the universal life-altering potential in a technology such as this, and embrace it as the stepping stone to a new plane of being.
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