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Elon Musk Amazes Again: Brain Chip Restores Sight for Blind Monkeys

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Mar 25, 2024

In a recent tweet, Musk claims that the brain chip developed by Neuralink also has the ability to “cure blindness” and has already been successful in monkeys. The billionaire CEO of Neuralink stated that the implant is currently operational in monkeys, although the resolution initially may be low, comparable to early Nintendo graphics. He envisions that in the future, the vision provided by the chip may exceed normal human vision. Musk reassured the public that no monkeys were harmed or injured during the testing of the Neuralink device.

While Musk’s claims are yet to be scientifically proven, if validated, it will mark a significant advancement in medical technology, confirming Neuralink’s leading position in the medical field, as Musk had predicted. Researchers have long been working on brain-computer interfaces to enhance vision. Previous developments like the “bionic eye” and “artificial retina” have laid the groundwork for projects like Neuralink’s Blindsight implant.

Many unanswered questions remain regarding how the BlindSight chip works and the extent of its effectiveness. Musk’s ambitious claims of surpassing normal human vision and potentially restoring sight to the blind raise optimism but also skepticism. Neuralink’s previous approval for human trials has set the stage for further exploration of the chip’s capabilities in enhancing mobility and communication for paralyzed individuals. The road ahead may be challenging, given past concerns about animal testing practices by Neuralink and the need for rigorous safety measures in human trials.

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