Founded in 2016 by the eccentric yet creative Elon Musk, the start-up Neuralink is once again making headlines. Its goal: to create a machine-human interface that will go through a chip implanted directly in the brain. A science fiction scenario - and not the kind that turns out well - which should soon materialize with a major milestone.
Neuralink and Synchron and the new augmented man market
After monkeys and pigs, the chip can now be tested on humans. An authorization awaited for a few months and finally granted by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which regulates medical devices in the USA. As a reminder, Elon Musk himself claims that he will have such an implant in his brain in the years to come. Be aware, moreover, that Neuralink is not the only company on the niche since Synchron (we have already mentioned this company) tested its first implants on four Australian patients, with results published at the beginning of this year.