Neuralink – my thoughts

Brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a neural-control interface (NCI), mind-machine interface (MMI), direct neural interface (DNI), or brain–machine interface (BMI),

The communications – Brain to Computer seems possible and already kind of happening, Computer to Brain – we need to understand brain processes more. Brain to Brain – as we are all unique, language common denominator of our thought is actually serves as bridge, it may help to understand the subject and idea behind it. If I get dumped with ‘lake’ of information from neuroscientist for example, I can go mad before I understand the intricacies of given subject.

Some of the text below comes from amazing article from Waitbutwhy (beware, it’s quite long)

The whole idea of comparison of comparing growth of computers to BMI-s is enticing, but as the hurdles of building actual interface are quite big (sizewise and complexity of our neurofiring brain). 

I had a thought about hacking our brain by mode of using our olfactory inputs – you can speed read looking at word by word fast sequence or there is some kind of telepathic communication when jamming.

Also this moment when author says we already are superhumans or cyborg, cause our phone is like a limb and we have  digital persona quite tightly woven with our wetware one – interesting concept for whole article

Brains and thought are messy – I can press mute on my Skype call or go AFK, that could be harder with almost telepathic connection (think about people personal problems seeping through) Or sexual thoughts – we do think often about sex 🙂

I asked Elon a question that pops into everyone’s mind when they first hear about thought communication:

“So, um, will everyone be able to know what I’m thinking?”

He assured me they would not. “People won’t be able to read your thoughts—you would have to will it. If you don’t will it, it doesn’t happen. Just like if you don’t will your mouth to talk, it doesn’t talk.” Phew.

So we have to trust Elon on that – phew?

There is moment when author debates how we went from ten fingers to just two thumbs- this is a danger coming from those apps who don’t really need your input – just your eyeballs to see ads and two fingers to share.

Down the road we’ll be able to let sensory input information stream into your wizard hat wirelessly, from anywhere, and channel right into your sensory cortices the same way your bodily sensory organs do today (this could be awesome) – eagle eyes, dog’s nose or machine’s sensor at your service – changing those as gloves

good quote about speed :

The concept of being blown away by the future speaks to the magic of our collective intelligence—but it also speaks to the naivety of our intuition. Our minds evolved in a time when progress moved at a snail’s pace, so that’s what our hardware is calibrated to. And if we don’t actively override our intuition—the part of us that reads about a future this outlandish and refuses to believe it’s possible—we’re living in denial.

The reality is that we’re whizzing down a very intense road to a very intense place, and no one knows what it’ll be like when we get there. A lot of people find it scary to think about, but I think it’s exciting. Because of when we happened to be born, instead of just living in a normal world like normal people, we’re living inside of a thriller movie. Some people take this information and decide to be like Elon, doing whatever they can to help the movie have a happy ending—and thank god they do. Because I’d rather just be a gawking member of the audience, watching the movie from the edge of my seat and rooting for the good guys.

As author explains we can think about car pulling up , and kettle starts boiling just as we think about it – we can see that systems right now are made to predict our behaviour so we don’t even have to think about it so 1point for AI merged with IoT systems – I’m too lazy to think about trivial things .


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