Posted by Sam Fenny - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 30 January 2024

And still they think he’s a ‘god’: Elon Musk reveals first human has had a BRAIN implant from Neuralink’s new ‘Telepathy’ product – allowing people to use technology ‘just by thinking’. They say it’s to help the severely injured, but they are just the excuse to make it happen

Elon Musk has revealed a patient has become the first human to have a Neuralink microchip implanted into their brain.

The billionaire said on Monday night his startup Neuralink had successfully performed a craniectomy to attach the device in the unnamed person on Sunday.

He announced the product – called ‘Telepathy’ – and he hopes it will allow users with disabilities like Stephen Hawking to ‘communicate faster than an auctioneer’.

Musk said it will ‘enable control of your phone or computer, and through them almost any device, just by thinking’.

It comes less than a year after Neuralink got Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to operate on humans, a critical milestone for the startup.

Musk wrote on X on Monday night: ‘The first human received an implant from @Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well. Initial results show promising neuron spike detection.’

He said the device ‘enables control of your phone or computer, and through them almost any device, just by thinking.’

He added: ‘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.’

The company aims to implant microchips into the brains of paralyzed people, and allow them to move their bodies using their thoughts.

Neuralink announced in September that it would soon commence a trial in humans, to evaluate the safety of its implant.

Details of the patient were not given, but Ashlee Vance, who wrote a 2015 biography, ‘Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future’, wrote in a Bloomberg report that the ideal candidate for Neuralink’s first human trial was ‘an adult under age 40 whose four limbs are paralyzed’.

Vance explained that it would take a ‘couple of hours’ for a surgeon to perform a craniectomy and a further 25 minutes for the chip to be inserted by a robot into the area of the brain which controls the hands, wrists and forearms.

‘The goal is to show that the device can safely collect useful data from that part of the patient’s brain, a key step in Neuralink’s efforts to convert a person’s thoughts into a range of commands a computer can understand,’ Vance added.

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