If you have serious frequency FOMO, SpaceX and Tesla boss Elon Musk has the answer: Neuralink.
Musk has been using his Twitter page to drip feed details about his mysterious Neuralink chip with claims that the interface will “extend [the] range of hearing beyond normal frequencies and amplitudes.” This comes after earlier tweets that suggested that you can “stream music directly to your brain.”
Elon Musk’s Neuralink chip will not only stream music right into your brain, its goal is to extend the limits of human hearing.
This could seriously change the way we produce and listen to music, right? Humans have only had a lousy 20,000 Hz, give or take up until now, with which to enjoy sounds. So imagine the potential of broadening that spectrum. What implications could it have for recording engineers, musicians or anyone working with sound?
Since being announced in 2016, Neuralink has been shrouded in mystery. All we know about how the technology works has been revealed in one public presentation (below) — and it sounds like the stuff of sci-fi fantasy. Musk wants to provide a direct connection between the brain and a computer, using a “sewing machine-like” device to stitch threads to an implanted chip inside your brain.
According to Musk, the technology could also help restore movement to someone with a fully severed spinal cord and even regulate hormone levels. The future is now.
More details will officially be announced on the 28th of August.