Are Elon Musk’s brain implants really worth it?

Whenever I hear of a technological advancement that can make human beings more sedentary while using technology, I think of the Disney Pixar movie WALL-E.

In the film, human beings have made Earth uninhabitable and have retreated to space, where everyone is obese and stares at screens built into their motorized recliners that serve them food on command. They’re so absorbed by their screens that they do not even know what their surroundings are like.

Elon Musk’s latest business venture is not a motorized full-service recliner for overweight people, but it has a similar dehumanizing potential.

Musk recently announced that his startup, Neuralink, had successfully implanted a chip into the brain of a human subject for the first time and that “initial results show promising neuron spike detection.”

The purpose of this brain chip is to assist people with limited mobility in communicating and functioning. In theory, a person
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