Technology trailblazer Elon Musk has unveiled pig with computer chip implanted in her brain that could pave way to computer-to-brain interfaces in humans. Mr Musk has near-unrivalled record in pioneering technology, from electric cars and hyperloop travel to space tourism. Gertrude pig showcases his latest ambition - to allow us to control computers with our brains. Conversely, computers could enhance our brainpower and abilities. interface is part of tech startup called Neuralink. Mr Musk announced that trials would soon begin on humans. He believes technology represents giant leap into the future and will considerably change our lives by giving us superhuman powers.
results shown in Gertrude pig were somewhat modest in comparison to potential Mr Musk envisages the technology will one day deliver. He hopes Neuralink will help people with neurological conditions like strokes, dementia and headaches. It could also mean our brain is wired directly to Internet. Just like in science fiction movie, we could control phones, computers and household devices simply with power of thought. The most mind-blowing aspect of technology is what Musk calls "superhuman cognition". This is to counter artificial intelligence becoming powerful enough to destroy human race. He added technology will "achieve symbiosis with artificial intelligence".