Neuralink is a controversial chip that binds together humankind with artificial intelligence. Surgically implanted into one’s brain, it can connect the brain to technology by reading neuron signals. This means that people can operate their phones and computers directly with their brain. The chip also gives one access to all public knowledge in the world. Designed for people with brain disorders and other medical problems, the chip can help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia and spinal cord injuries.
At first glance, it seems like this is the technology of the future, giving paralysed people the platform to easily carry out the same actions as the non-paralysed. However, the chip also gives rise to a few practical and ethical problems. Even if it assured to be safe by experts, there is still a chance that it could potentially be dangerous for certain bodies, something which no one can fully predict. Furthermore, another factor to consider is that the chip may only be accessible to those with money, which can be unfair to those who are mentally disadvantaged and do not have the means to pay.
A representation of the peak of the technological world, this tiny device may be the key to curing major medical problems, but its success is yet to be determined.