Neuralink Shares Paralyzed Man Plays Chess After Brain Implant

Neuralink Shares Paralyzed Man Plays Chess After Brain Implant

Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company, Neuralink Corp., has attained yet another milestone. On Wednesday, the startup streamed a video in which a patient who had gone through a brain implant was seen moving a mouse and playing video games and chess on a computer using his mind. 

29-year-old Noland Arbaugh is the first human to get the brain implantation of Neuralink’s device. Notably, Musk’s venture is building the brain-computer interface, which seeks to help paralyzed patients use neural signals to manage external technologies. 

Meanwhile, the billionaire announced Neuralink’s first product, Telepathy, through the self-owned social media platform X in January. His company has set a goal to allow individuals to use computers with the help of their thoughts. This groundbreaking idea could bring a significant change in the lives of individuals suffering from cervical spinal cord impairment or quadriplegia.

Musk reposted the video shared by Neuralink on his account. He wrote,

Nevertheless, the video has millions of views and is being shared extensively on the platform. An X user called the innovation

Simply incredible. The future of humanity.

Another user said,

Another Elon Musk company that improves the condition of humans! Elon loves humanity! His results speak for themselves!

The video features a Neuralink engineer along with Arbaugh, who shares that he was paralyzed from below the shoulder eight years ago in an accident. Later, he shares his joy of being able to play chess with the help of his mind. He says,

It’s crazy, so cool. I am lucky to be a part of this. It seems every day I am learning something new. I can’t describe how cool it is to be able to do this.

Although technology is not yet perfect and requires a lot of development, according to Arbaugh, it is groundbreaking, and no one should fear trying the process as it is “nothing to be afraid of.”

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