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Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:54 AM

Elon Musk unveils pig with computer chip in brain

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Source: The Hil

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Friday showcased pigs with computer brain chips during his unveiling of Neuralink, an upcoming technology aiming to bring symbiosis between artificial intelligence and the human brain.

The live showcase involved displaying real-time neural signals from one of the pigs, which Musk named Gertrude, CNBC reported.

Musk said the process for installing a Neuralink in a human brain would be an hour-long operation that is no more invasive than LASIK eye surgery, inserting a coin-sized device into the skull that would leave a tiny scar after the electrodes are inserted in the brain.

He likened the technology to being essentially a "Fitbit in your skull."


Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/514255-elon-musk-unveils-pig-with-computer-chip-in-brain



The conspiracy theories write themselves,..

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Reply Elon Musk unveils pig with computer chip in brain (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 29 OP
Alacritous Crier Aug 29 #1
Iliyah Aug 29 #2
live love laugh Aug 29 #6
pazzyanne Aug 29 #8
reggaehead Aug 29 #39
LogicFirst Aug 29 #3
bucolic_frolic Aug 29 #4
StarryNite Aug 29 #14
Raine Aug 29 #17
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 29 #5
pazzyanne Aug 29 #9
Kaiserguy Aug 29 #15
PatrickforO Aug 29 #25
CaptYossarian Aug 29 #32
PatrickforO Aug 29 #43
CaptYossarian Aug 29 #44
lagomorph777 Aug 31 #52
dweller Aug 29 #7
Grokenstein Aug 29 #10
Ztolkins Aug 29 #46
2naSalit Aug 29 #11
packman Aug 29 #12
Bayard Aug 29 #13
sarcasmo Aug 29 #16
RainCaster Aug 29 #18
Kali Aug 29 #23
Grammy23 Aug 29 #19
PatrickforO Aug 29 #22
Hekate Aug 29 #38
OnlinePoker Aug 29 #45
PatrickforO Aug 29 #20
CaptYossarian Aug 29 #33
PatrickforO Aug 29 #42
jmowreader Aug 29 #21
CaptYossarian Aug 29 #34
rurallib Aug 29 #24
Initech Aug 29 #26
paleotn Aug 29 #27
RandiFan1290 Aug 29 #28
olddad65 Aug 29 #29
CaptYossarian Aug 29 #35
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 29 #30
Woodwizard Aug 29 #31
csziggy Aug 29 #36
Kid Berwyn Aug 29 #37
roamer65 Aug 29 #47
Javaman Aug 29 #40
roamer65 Aug 29 #48
Tom Yossarian Joad Aug 29 #41
regnaD kciN Aug 30 #49
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:55 AM

1. You're definitely going to want to wait...

for v. 10.6 before getting one of these.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:56 AM

2. I have lost all respect for this man . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:09 AM

6. 💯

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:17 AM

8. Ditto! nt

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 03:10 PM

39. I have zero respect for this clown

He is a modern day robber-baron

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:57 AM

3. In the wrong hands, of which there are plenty, this is very dangerous.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:00 AM

4. Did the pig sign a consent form?

This is animal abuse of the first order.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:49 AM

14. I agree!

It makes me sick.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:21 PM

17. Exactly, this is totally disgusting! nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:02 AM

5. Trump?

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:17 AM

9. Hmmm, maybe that has already happened?

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:11 PM

15. Maybe

Perhaps Putin beat Musk to the punch by several years. Remember what all of those good American Republicans visited Russia over the 4th of July maybe they also got Putin special treatment. LOL

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:38 PM

25. Why does your question, which I should dismiss out of hand in sane times, scare me now?

Perhaps Trump DOES have an oligarch chip.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:32 PM

32. My money is on cow chip.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #32)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 04:04 PM

43. LOL, you're on a roll today, Captain!

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #43)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 05:01 PM

44. I was just in a funny mood then.

Thanks for acknowledging.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:54 PM

52. That was my immediate thought. Looks like the chip has crashed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:10 AM

7. um , this is the subject of

The Fortunate Fall by Raphael Carter

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fortunate_Fall_(novel)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:23 AM

10. When someone posted the headline "Musk-backed Neuralink unveils upgraded brain-implant technology"

...I fully expected a censored cartoon of Elon with Trump's dick in his ear. But he's actually going full Frankenstein, huh?

Thanks, but I don't need a "Fitbit in my skull." It'll be interesting to see how the redcap tinhats react, though. They think Bill Gates wants to use vaccinations to implant chips in people; now Elon wants people to pay for the privilege.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:36 PM

46. This neurolink is going to do more than that

You should google it. If what is being claimed actually come true, this'll be a game-changer.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:23 AM

11. I have already had enough of that asshole...

Now I'm far beyond disgusted.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:28 AM

12. Now we know how Republicans became what they are

It's all about the chip in their little mini-brains.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:39 AM

13. How does the pig feel about it?

I think I've seen this movie.

I would say, if they are announcing the work on pigs, they're already testing it on humans.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:12 PM

16. Elon will be asking for funding in 3,2,1.....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:22 PM

18. They all attended the RNC virus-fest

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:33 PM

23. perhaps you meant

R - NC?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:22 PM

19. Well, normally I'd be spinning out theories in my mind after reading about this device.


However, I worked for a non-profit organization serving people with seizure disorders, such as epilepsy. My first thought was of the medical use of such a device to help control seizures for those that medication can’t help or the medication side effects are too severe. It could be a game changer for some of those people.

You may now return to your discussion of the nefarious ways it can be used.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:30 PM

22. OK, now you're talking. An actual good, useful application for the technology.

I hear it. So, do you think we as a species will be wise enough to refrain from 'nefarious uses' if this application proves successful? And please understand, I'm not cutting you down - I agree this could be a game changer.

But then, in this world of end stage capitalism, and our 'profit over people' mentality based on the shareholder primacy doctrine, if they actually developed such a chip, would most of us be priced out of access to it?

For example, on the ground even now, my friends report that COVID tests, are free, but the LAB COSTS are astronomical - several people with whom I've spoken use the term 'sticker shock,' - a real capitalist gouge.

I'm thinking until we are able to successfully get rid of our greed and lust for power, our technology will always, sadly, far exceed our wisdom. When I look at Elon Musk, 'wisdom' is not the first word that comes to mind.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 03:00 PM

38. You're right. This could be a life-changer/life-saver for so many people disabled by seizures. nt

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 05:34 PM

45. It could also aid those with neuro-muscular damage.

Controlling exoskeletons to allow people to become mobile. There are non-invasive technologies out there that do something similar now, but I think direct control via brain function would be a better way to go.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:23 PM

20. I don't want one, and will never get one.

In the words Jeff Goldblum spoke as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, "Just because you could do something doesn't mean you should."

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:35 PM

33. He should know.

He turned into a fly once.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #33)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 04:03 PM

42. Yeah he did! And THAT sure didn't turn out well for him at all!

LOL

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:26 PM

21. If the GOP thinks they can use this to control...

...liberals, non-Christians, LGBTQ, and anyone else they don’t like, they’ll try to mandate its installation.

But the “right people” will be exempt, of course. One Trump tattoo = no brain control chip.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:38 PM

34. Make it a small one.

We don't have as much available space as they do.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:43 PM

26. Why do I feel like the ending of Kingsman is going to happen?



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:45 PM

27. Holy crap! Yes they do.

I think Elon got a hold of some bad weed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 01:01 PM

28. Neuralink Progress Update, Summer 2020

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 01:18 PM

29. I think there is a pig in the WH that already has one

That the Russians installed.

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Response to olddad65 (Reply #29)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:39 PM

35. Except the chip is on his shoulder.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 01:34 PM

30. Rewrite of "Flowers for Algernon"



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 01:58 PM

31. Michael Crichton's

Terminal man comes to mind. Good writer too bad he was a climate change denier.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:44 PM

36. Musk has become "The Phone Company" from The President's Analyst!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:57 PM

37. This one?



Toin idup.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #37)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:10 PM

47. THIS.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 03:31 PM

40. They just deciphered the message via a computer from the pigs brain

It reads, “get this fucking chip out of my head”

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Response to Javaman (Reply #40)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:11 PM

48. Also another message came through.

“Please don’t turn me into bacon.”

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 03:42 PM

41. This...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:21 AM

49. What do you mean, "unveils"...?

We've had him as president for almost four years!

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #49)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:42 PM

50. Wrong kind of chip.

Trump has a potato chip for a brain.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:16 AM

51. Am I the only one old enough to remember

This is how Daleks were created, back the 1970s-80's version of Dr. Who?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:50 PM

53. Pig Wit

There is a true story about a pig worth hearing:

A woman owned a pig, who lived with her in a house. The house had a dog door so the pig could come and go as it pleased into the yard.

One day, the woman had either a stroke or a heart attack (can't remember.) She was unconscious on the floor. The pig went through the dog door, and went to the front near the street.

When a car came along, the pig went into the street and lay down in front of the car. The driver got out, whereupon the pig got up and slowly walked away, with the driver following him. In that manner, the pig brought a human to discover the downed woman, and the woman was saved.

Let them get a human volunteer for the neurolink testing. Pay them a lot of money to be a tester. Leave the pigs alone.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:24 PM

54. Aren't there already enough Retrumplicans in this world?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:17 PM

55. There's a bit more info - and video - over on The Register.

Oh, and click on the comment thread - there are some hilarious takes on this.

For those who don't know - The Register is a UK based publication on IT with a distinctly irreverent feel.

https://www.theregister.com/2020/08/29/neuralink_pig_brain_interface/

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