Elon Musk Embarks on a New Frontier: The Human Brain

Business dynamo and self-proclaimed engineer Elon Musk has perhaps explored almost every frontier imaginable. He’s helped push the limits of private space exploration with SpaceX, improved eCommerce transactions with PayPal, and most recognizably taken Tesla Inc, from a niche electric car manufacturer to a viable alternative to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles that seemingly everyone wants their hands on. Another frontier he is tackling is the human brain with his Neuralink company. Neuralink is a neurotechnology that wants to implement a brain-computer interface (BCI) via tiny electrodes, with the aim of establishing direct communication between the human brain and computers. Neuralink’s aim is also to potentially cure and/or treat paralysis, and depression along with other various neurological conditions.