What is Neuralink Technology?
Elon Musk may be one of the most innovative men in the world. But sometimes, he can be a genius that is a bit borderline crazy. One of his latest experimental innovations is Neuralink Technology that ‘wires brains to the internet’. This particular technology hopes to be an unobtrusive device. In digital simulations, this device is a thumb drive size computer placed behind the ear with wires as thin as threads connected to the brain.
The brain behind this technology hopes that it is safe and painless. As surprising as it sounds, they hope to perform human trials by the second quarter of 2021.
How could it affect website building?
One of the goals of Musk and his team of scientists is to make communication between humans lightning fast. The processor will send and capture information to the brain in form of electrodes. As fictional as it may sound, it seems to aim to provide humans with instantaneous knowledge. Where the brain would do all the research by itself and not the only process but also produce results in seconds.
Right now, the internet relies heavily on both auditory and visual inputs. This is why web design and development, particularly user experience and user interface, are the major junks of website building. When the time comes that the internet is directly wired to the brain, these kinds of inputs may be long gone and obsolete. When every information is passed around in electrode from, produced and processed in seconds, taking up too much time developing a website may be unnecessary. In fact, what website builders must focus on (other than the information being shared) would be security.
The Dangers of this super computer
This technology is absolutely dangerous. Connecting our brains to the internet will remove all means of privacy. Hackers could simply create websites that could record brainwaves and interpret them in ways we will never know until the future comes.
However, it would seem that the scientists trying to develop this technology aims it more towards medical use than information sharing. It could help humans with physical disabilities, paralysis, and mobility issues. It may even help humans regain their abilities to speak, see, and even hear.
At the moment, it would seem that this kind of technology is still far off from reality. There are engineering obstacles that they still need to get over. They still need to figure out how to implant threads to the brain and how to safely drill holes in the skull for the wires.
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Author: Sangalang Kristine
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