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The Future Of Elon Musk's Neuralink

Check out this podcast from Futurology on the evolution of Elon Musk's Neuralink technology, intended to interface brains directly to machines.

Think the question and know the answer? Sounds like science fiction.


The earliest really clear description of this idea that I know about in science fiction comes from We All Died At Breakaway Station, a 1969 story by Richard Meredith:

. . . captain . . . said the starship’s Organic Computer, its “voice” sounding within his mind, . . . star drive will be cut in exactly five minutes in accordance with your instructions . . .

. . . very good . . . Absolom Bracer replied, the shifting electromagnetic fields of his brain being detected by sensors, then amplified, then used to modulate a radio carrier transmitted by a tiny unit within the artificial cavity of his prosthetic skull, ultimately received by a similar unit that was a part of the make-up of the thing that was Roger, the Organic Computer. CEMEARS, it was called — Cerebral Electromagnetic Emmission Amplification and Relay System — call it artificial telepathy, if you like.
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This is also the first story (as far as I know) to use the contraction "bot" for "robot".

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