In the future, we’ll all zip around on flying cars, ride hoverboards, and listen to music through brain chips, right?
If Elon Musk has his way, that last bit may become a reality.
Musk’s latest venture is through a company called Neuralink, a neurotechnology company developing implantable brain-machine interfaces. Musk said the purpose of the interface is to help “solve a lot of brain/spine injuries” and to help humans keep pace with advanced artificial intelligence. Or, as he puts it, “ultimately essential for AI symbiosis.”
One Twitter user asked Musk, “If we implement neuralink - can we listen to music directly from our chips?”
Musk replied, “Yes.”
Pretty futuristic, huh? The idea of streaming music into your brain brings about many questions. First of all, how would you go about actually selecting the music you want to listen to?
If Musk has ultimate control over it, don’t be surprised if the EDM track he released earlier this year is one of neuralink’s featured songs.
The song only has one lyric, "Don't doubt your vibe, because it's true," which Musk says he wrote and performed himself. Appropriately, the artwork on the track is a Cybertruck flying over Mars.
Musk has his supporters in the music world with EDM producer Steve Aoki clamoring for the opportunity to collaborate with Musk. What exactly would that be like? Bass-powered cars for one, maybe even cakes designed for outer space. Check out the possibilities here.