Elon Musk’s business partner claims that their firm, Neuralink, now has the technology to build a real-life Jurassic Park…did they see how it went in the movies?
Musk’s partner, Max Hodak, took to Twitter to make the bold claim earlier this week and it’s certainly sparked quite a debate.
It doesn’t appear that Hodak, the biomedical engineer, was serious about bringing back prehistoric animals, although in a Tweet the following day he praised the idea claiming it would increase biodiversity.
He said, “biodiversity is definitely valuable” and “conservation is important and makes sense.” He then asked, “but why do we stop there?” followed up by, “why don’t we more intentionally try to generate novel diversity?”
However great the idea may seem, all those who’ve seen the movies, based on a best-selling book published by Michael Crichton, will know that it’s probably best to be avoided.
Whether Elon Musk’s co-founder does have the tech to carry out the resurrection or not, their company, Neuralink, is making huge strides in other areas of technological advancement.
Last year, the company unveiled a working prototype of a brain-implant device that Musk and Hodak believe could cure everything from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, paralysis, and other major ailments.
Musk showed off an early version of the gadget that he implanted in a pig and later said human trials could begin as soon as 2021.
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