These “brain-computer interfaces” have driven a revolution in the area of assistive technologies. In the past few years, major investments in brain research from the US have further advanced research on them. This rised applications of this technology into the area of human augmentation. Using this technology we can improve our cognition and other abilities.
Concept of NeuraLink
Neuralink is developing ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers is probably a bad idea. If you understand the science behind it, and that’s what you wanted to hear, you can stop reading.
Essentially, Neuralink a company owned by Elon Musk, the visionary-in-chief behind Tesla, Space X and Hyperloop. But it’s the company’s product that really matters. Neuralink is developing a “whole brain interface”, essentially a network of tiny electrodes linked to your brain that the company envisions will allow us to communicate wirelessly with the world. It would enable us to share our thoughts, fears, hopes and anxieties without demeaning ourselves with written or spoken language.
The combination of humans and technology could be more powerful than artificial intelligence. Moreover, decisions can be based on combination of perception and reasoning, neurotechnologies be used to augment our perception. This could help us in situations such when seeing a very blurry image from a security camera and having to decide whether to intervene or not.