Elon was on Lex Fridman’s podcast not too long ago, and I wanted to share some of the amazing advancements he is making. I am fascinated by his company, Neuralink. This is a new company that will solve problems such as brain disease.
I mean, how many people in the world have brain related diseases? Everything from Alzheimer’s to brain injuries from accidents to anyone who suffers from any disease (paralysis effected by strokes) anything that affects the brain, even genetic diseases, will be cured. We are looking at least 5 to 10 years out, in my opinion maybe even twenty, before this technology becomes available–but they are already discussing trials!
There will be a ‘robotic sewing machine’ that will insert these “threads” into the brain. Omg, limb function will be restored and even organ functions that have been damaged. You see the brain controls everything. This makes perfect sense. When the messages from the brain to the spinal cord/other parts of the body are corrupted–all kinds of stuff can enter: infection, inflammation, dead muscle, memory loss, damaged nerves, etc.
They want to “trigger” a neuron and see what the response is in the brain. We know our body is full of electrical signals. Everything you see and experience is basically an electrical signal. The human (brain) cortex is constantly trying to make the body (lymbic system) happy. It is the foundation of “human intelligence.” When messages get damaged from the brain to the body it causes a number of issues. Neuralink will restore people’s motor control!!!
This technology is especially important to me because I have a spinal cord injury, and I’ve had one ever since I was a teenager. I know how wonderful this technology is going to be for so many. It will alleviate suffering and one day brain disease or injuries to the brain/body due to accidents will be comparable to catching the common cold. They will be healed through this technology. Quality of life will be better.
They will insert a tiny electrode that will last as long as a person that won’t damage neurons. A number of engineering disciplines are going to be involved. The electrode is what will send the signals. This won’t be done by a neurosurgeon. It will have to be like LASIK surgery. It will have to be done by a robot (or AI). But the surgeons will be there.
If this concerns you just keep in mind that everything comes to you through an electrical signal. EVERYTHING. Everything you see, taste, feel, and experience comes to you through it. Neurons (also called neurones or nerve cells) are the fundamental units of the brain and nervous system.
They are the cells responsible for receiving sensory input from the external world, for sending motor commands to our muscles, and for transforming and relaying the electrical signals at every step in between. “We will not fail to be smarter than a digital super computer.” ~Elon Musk♥️
Zina Hermez authored the best selling book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival. She’s been featured in numerous articles, guest posts, podcasts, websites, newsletters, and magazines. Recently she was featured on ESPN’s ‘Solutions from the Huddle’ broadcast and on Grace and Truth Radio World. Zina’s written hundreds of articles and has taught thousands of students from all over the world spanning many different backgrounds and cultures. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Suite T blog and Southern Writers magazine among other places. She writes on faith, science, and overcoming adversity. She has recently launched food services and is a major foodie! She loves to help others. You can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Linked In, or Twitter.