Grimes And Lil Uzi Vert Plan To Get ‘Brain Chips’ Together
The pair have been working on music together in recent weeks, and now it looks like they're both up for getting the 'brain chips'. Well, I suppose it's nice to keep up the collaboration.
The Neuralink - developed by Musk's science guys - is a microchip that can be implanted into a human or animal's brain and would work in tandem with the mind.
The Tesla and SpaceX founder has previously claimed the device is potentially limitless, and could even allow humans to compete with artificial intelligence.
The start-up's head neurosurgeon Matthew MacDougall spoke at a presentation last year to say the company has so far only implanted the chip into the brain's cortical surface.
However, in the future they're hoping to go deeper into areas such as the hypothalamus, which is believed to play a crucial role in mental illnesses. Keeping up? Excellent.
When Lil Uzi, real name Symere Bisil Woods, tweeted 'Neuralink' this weekend, Grimes replied: "Let's get brain chips," to which he responded: "I'm ready when we doing it?"
Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, then set out a plan for the two: "Let's aim for chips by 2022. it's experimental surgery but if it succeeds we'll have the knowledge of the Gods haha."
Lil Uzi was stoked by the idea, adding: "Okay !!! I will call u for more detail."
Could these two prove to be the human guinea pigs for the Neuralink? Time will tell...
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So far, Musk has successfully implanted the chip into the brain of a monkey and a pig.
"We've already got a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull, and the tiny wires, who can play video games using his mind," Musk said in a recent interview on the Good Time Show.
"He's not uncomfortable, and he doesn't look weird. And you can't even see where the neural implant went in.
"One of the things we're trying to figure out is can we have the monkeys play mind 'Pong' with each other. That would be pretty cool."
Musk officially unveiled the Neuralink in action last year in the form of a pig named Gertrude.
As Gertrude snuffled around her pen, a series of beeping sounds could be heard, which were the real-time signals from the coin-sized brain-computer interface.
It's only a matter of time before they'll be ready to implant in humans, and when they are, here's hoping Lil Uzi gets mate's rates - after all, he recently spent a whopping $24 million (£17.4m) on getting a diamond implanted into his forehead.
Despite backlash from numerous people online, the musician has been defiant about the move, with his latest tweets stating: "THIS IS FASHION," before adding: "I never cared about judgmental people on this earth."
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