Cybersecurity concerns rise with Elon Musk Telepathy Neuralink technology

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Elon Musk’s company, Neuralink, has achieved a remarkable feat in replacing human brains with computer chips, allowing individuals to control electronic devices through neural signals, eliminating the need for physical movement. This breakthrough holds significant promise for those with permanent paralysis, akin to the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

Despite the groundbreaking nature of this technological leap, concerns are burgeoning among Musk’s critics, especially on platforms like Twitter and Telegram. Some argue that manipulating the intricacies of the human brain in this manner poses ethical dilemmas and potential dangers to humanity.

In December 2023, Neuralink, a venture funded by Tesla’s owner, obtained approval to conduct human trials for their Telepathy technology. This innovative system involves implanting a computerized chip in place of a human brain, featuring an AI interface that allows users to seamlessly control nearby computers, tablets, and other digitally connected devices through mere thought.

While Telepathy seems like a boon for individuals with physical limitations, cybersecurity experts caution about the potential vulnerabilities associated with such advanced technology. They argue that the silicon wafers used in the chips could be susceptible to manipulation, enabling unauthorized control over networks of smart gadgets.

The procedure involves a surgical process where a small portion of the skull is removed to accommodate the computer chip with flexible threads as connectors. These threads establish a connection with the brain, enabling the chip to interpret and execute the user’s thoughts, ultimately controlling nearby devices. After the surgery, the incision is carefully stitched, leaving only a discreet scar visible for a brief period.

Despite Neuralink’s late entry into this arena, with companies like Synchron pioneering such programs since 2016, the $155 billion invested by Musk has propelled the technology into the mainstream. The successful experiments involving pig and monkey brains have garnered significant attention and demand.

While Musk emphasizes in taking this technology to next level, skeptics question the focus on adding features rather than implementing robust security solutions. This raises concerns about potential vulnerabilities that hackers might exploit.

As we witness these unprecedented technological advancements, it becomes imperative for individuals and organizations to fortify their IT infrastructure both physically and digitally to safeguard against potential risks.

BTW, Musk is planning to release a humanoid robot named Optimus at some time later this week. And Optimus works with AI software and sensors that can operate on an auto pilot mode and will be in the future connected to Telepathy injected human brain and can act on the thinking of that human brain.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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