Elon Musk's Neuralink seeks patients for first human brain-computer implant trial

Neuralink is looking to test its brain-computer interface on people with paralysis.

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Elon Musk has his hands quite full with various businesses including X (Twitter), Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink. The latter of which has been steadily developing its brain-computer interface (BCI) in hopes of making advancements in that field. Neuralink is now ready to start testing the technology on humans and is looking for people willing to participate in trials for its brain implants.

Neuralink announced the start of its human trials in a blog post. After receiving the necessary approval from the independent institutional review board, Neuralink will soon start recruiting at its first hospital site for what it’s calling the PRIME Study. Neuralink has bent the rules of acronyms to make PRIME stand for Precise Robotically Implanted Brain-Computer Interface. In the blog, the company provided further explanation of what the human BCI trials will entail.

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Neuralink is specifically looking to test its BCI on people with paralysis and has said that people with quadriplegia as a result of cervical spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may also qualify. Neuralink states that the upcoming clinical trials are a massive step towards its ultimate goal to “create a generalized brain interface to restore autonomy to those with unmet medical needs.” For the latest developments at Neuralink, stick with Shacknews.

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    September 20, 2023 10:30 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Elon Musk's Neuralink seeks patients for first human brain-computer implant trial

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      September 20, 2023 10:36 AM

      All his fanbois on Twitter ought to be lining up to serve their master

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      September 20, 2023 10:48 AM


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        September 20, 2023 1:20 PM

        Careful, you don't want them pushing your ejaculation button.

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      September 20, 2023 1:45 PM


      If Elon runs this company like Twitter/X, there's no fucking way any human being should be a test subject for this.

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      September 20, 2023 1:48 PM

      Maybe he's the test pilot for this and why he gets progressively more fucking annoying by the day.

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      September 20, 2023 2:05 PM

      Boy, bill gates must be so mad! What’s even the point of the vaccine now?

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        September 20, 2023 2:08 PM

        "There's no way I'm taking that untested vaccine - my body my choice!"

        "Did you hear? Elon Musk wants to implant a chip directly into your brain."

        "I'll sell my home and empty out my kids' college funds to make this happen."

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