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Elon Musk commented on the first Neuralink implant surgery

The patient underwent surgery on January 28th.

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Neuralink specialists and doctors successfully implanted the company's first chip into a person. This was announced on the social network X (formerly Twitter) by its head and owner Elon Musk. “The first results show promising spikes in neural activity,” the businessman explained, noting that the patient is “recovering well” from the medical intervention.

The quarter-inch (about 6 mm) implant contains dozens of tiny thread-like electrodes that are implanted in the brain and transmit electrical signals from neurons, writes the Wall Street Journal. The chip is placed in the area responsible for motor functions.

The day before, Musk reported to X that Neuralink is now working on the first product called “Telepathy,” and the implant itself is called “Link.” However, he did not specify whether we are talking about two different implants or one project. In a subsequent post, the businessman added that the company's goal is to allow people to control phones and computers with "just the power of their thoughts." “The first users will be those who have lost the use of their limbs,” he explained. – Imagine if Stephen Hawking could communicate faster than a typist or an auctioneer. This is our goal."

Back in 2022, Musk said that over time he was also going to implant himself with a Neuralink implant.