The neurotechnology company is developing an implantable brain-computer interface (BCI) they say will read and write thoughts.
Elon Musk says Neuralink will cure disease and "address the existential risk associated with digital superintelligence"
Philosophy professor argues that an implanted tool like Neuralink's will be "suicide for the mind"
Neuralink, founded by Elon Musk in 2016, is developing a "sewing machine-like" device that plants threads into the human brain.
The device is currently made up of a chip planted behind the ear that's connected to a thousand minute threads that will pierce the brain at varying depths. The threads will read neuron activity, and, they say, allow a person to control a computer with their thoughts.
The company's first goal, they say, is to help paralyzed patients interact directly with computers interfaces.