April 21, 2017

PLEASE DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD: Elon Musk Outlines His Mission to Link Human Brains With Computers in 4 Years.

Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke, cancer lesion, etc, in about four years, Musk said in an interview with website Wait But Why.

“If I were to communicate a concept to you, you would essentially engage in consensual telepathy,” Musk said in the interview published on Thursday.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and godlike that humans will need to implant “neural laces” in their brains to keep up, Musk said in a tech conference last year.

“There are a bunch of concepts in your head that then your brain has to try to compress into this incredibly low data rate called speech or typing,” Musk said in the latest interview.

“If you have two brain interfaces, you could actually do an uncompressed direct conceptual communication with another person.”

What actual advantage is there to a real-time mind-meld, and what about all the disadvantages, such as having even random thoughts transmitted immediately to another person or persons?

I get the feeling that if it were beneficial for humans to have a hive mind, we’d have come with one.