Elon Musk's Neuralink has raised some eyebrows with a pretty wild business direction. Although Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk is known for his bold endeavors, Neuralink is definitely one of the top things that he will be remembered by should it be a public success.
For those who don't know what on earth Neuralink is, it's basically a chip implanted in your brain built to both enhance and repair certain functions that the brain might lack on or that have been damaged. In short, the ultimate goal of Neuralink is to repair nerve cells within the brain that have been damaged.
Despite the amazing upside should this be a success, there have been a lot of fears about this direction moving human beings a bit closer to becoming cyborgs. In an interview with Joe Rogan, Elon Musk was confronted with the topic of cyborgs in to which we replied that we are already sort of cyborgs.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO explained that without our phones, we already experience the missing limb syndrome, which kind of makes us like cyborgs with the use of technology. Here are a few fears about Elon Musk's Neuralink.
The chip could control minds
Due to the direction of making the chip able to upload and download information at an exponential rate from the internet, there are concerns that the chip might take over the cerebrum and later on control those with the implant. The possibility of mind control could happen if the chips are completely overwritten and controlled by an outside source or basically being hacked.
Hacking is one big issue when it comes to the Neuralink, and due to the lack of perfect cybersecurity, this could be a possibility if there was a way for hackers to make their way into the Neuralink and override controls and take control of the AI.
The chip could malfunction
This is a possibility if ever the chip then becomes physically damaged or internally damaged over time or suddenly. Neuralink is still in its very early stages so there is already a slight expectation of how fragile the first batch could be.
Just like other products, they improve over time and this is a possibility with Elon Musk's Neuralink.
The chip could give users supremacy
It is true that Neuralink could exponentially increase a human being's ability and thus render them intellectually superior but another thing about this that the brain is still limited to a certain level of information so this coils still be unlikely to an extreme extent.
There is still very little information about the brain-chip regarding up to what extent will it increase human being's potential.
AI could rule the world
It is true that AI is used for this technology but when people think about AI, they oftentimes associate this with machines thinking for themselves but the AI actually used works by speeding up the improvement process and not technically take over the cognitive control.
The rich will be superior
Due to the complex technology, Neuralink will understandably be priced at a tremendous amount at first making it only accessible to those who can afford this. Maybe later on, with the increase of efficiency in production, prices could drop.