Big reveal: 'Neuralink can traumatize the brain'

By: 600011 On: May 8, 2024, 3:28 PM


Co-founder Benjamin Rapoport has come out against Neuralink. Benjamin co-founded brain-computer interface company Neuralink with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Benjamin, who recently left Neuralink, has expressed concern about the technology the company is currently developing. He revealed his doubts on the Wall Street Journal's 'The Future of Everything' podcast.

Benjamin, a neurosurgeon, has been working to inject neural interfaces into medicine for years. He said he was forced to prioritize safety while connecting medicine with technology. Benjamin left Neuralink to start his own venture. His own venture is called Precision Neuroscience.

Neuralink works by using tiny electrodes. These go into the brain and collect the necessary information. But Benjamin says it will cause trauma to the brain. Also, unlike Neuralink, Benjamin said, the aim is to place the electrodes on the surface of the brain without inserting them into the brain.

A device called Neuralink telepathy was tested on the human brain months ago. Neuralink informed that this patient is now safe. Brain-computer interfaces aim to enable paralyzed or limbless patients to control computer devices through thought.