CEO Elon Musk (SpaceX and Tesla) is backing a StartUp producing brain implants with neural code. This will open two possibilities: improve the brain capacity to keep it on the same level than machines or (to be discussed) manipulate the brain.
Its not a science fiction, some implants, electrode arrays etc. have been used on neurodegenerative diseases e.g. Parkinson’s and epilepsy.
Braintree co-founder Bryan Johnson created Kernel a year ago to reverse the effects of neurodegenerative diseases. As a result the brains became faster and smarter. The company is now owned by Paypal.
Even there is still a very limited understanding how neurons communicate in the human brain there is quite a fast progress and a demand from Silicon Valley for more direct interfacing with computing devices.
by Norberto Moreau