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