Elon Musk: First Neuralink Patient Can Control a Computer, Play Games By Thinking

Source: Genetic Literacy Project

Elon Musk has revealed that the world’s first Neuralink patient can control a computer and play video games just by thinking. In a post to X, Musk shares a live stream of the patient demonstrating “telepathy” to control a computer device and play chess on the computer.

The patient is a paralyzed man who has no control of his body from the waist down. However, he was successfully able to play a game of chess on a computer just with his mind. The moves could be seen happening on the computer’s display. Furthermore, he compared his new ability with the Neuralink to possessing “the force,” the well-known telepathic ability featured in the Star Wars franchise.

“I could get it to move wherever I wanted,” the patient says during the livestream. “Just stare somewhere on the screen, and it would move where I wanted it to. It’s so cool.”

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Elon Musk and the Neuralink company hope to use the Neuralink chip technology to give people with disabilities and paralysis more control in their lives. The company is optimistic it can implant the chip successfully in more patients in the future, allowing more testing and eventual mass distribution. Neuralink says they will release more updates on X about the patient and what else they are able to accomplish with the brain chip implant in the coming days.