Elon Musk's Neuralink gadget will 'stream music straight into your BRAIN' with no headphones needed

ELON Musk's Neuralink implants will stream music straight into your brain.

This feature was confirmed by Musk when replying to a question on Twitter.

Computer scientist Austin Howard asked Musk via Twitter: "If we implement neuralink – can we listen to music directly from our chips?"

To which Musk simply replied "Yes".

This would be a huge step up from wireless earbuds and would mean we wouldn't need any headphones at all.

Musk also replied "Yes" to a Twitter user who asked if the implant could “stimulate the release of oxytocin, serotonin, and other chemicals when needed” to help those with OCD.

The concept of beaming music straight to your brain isn't unique to Neuralink.

Other companies are working on high-tech headphones that send vibrations of music through your skull.

Musk is looking for people who have worked on similar project to join Neuralink.

We don't yet know a lot about how the implants will work but Musk has said their will be a new announcement on August 28.

Speaking on on Joe Rogan's podcast back in May, the billionaire said the device could one day fix "anything that is wrong with the brain".

The aim is to create a full brain interface within 25 years.

This would mean that humans could connect to devices with just their minds.

Musk wants his brain implants to stop humans being outpaced by artificial intelligence.

Neuralink was founded in 2016 and is working on tiny 'threads' that could be inserted into the human brain and help treat injuries and trauma.

The insertion process is said to require removing part of the skull.

Then the Neuralink device and electrode threads will be inserted into the brain.

The patient would then be stitched up and Musk says you wouldn't even be able to tell that they had the device inserted.

Musk told previously told Rogan's podcast listeners: "We're not testing people yet, but I think it won't be too long.

"We may be able to implant a neural link in less than a year in a person I think."

Back in February, Musk announced a new and improved version of the implant.

On its website, the company boasts that it's developing "ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers".

The technology isn't just intended for creating a super human cyborg race though.

Musk has said Neuralink will first focus on medical applications, such as tackling the effects of brain diseases like epilepsy.

After this, the brain chips will be updated to develop a "symbiotic relationship" between AI and humanity.

Ultimately, Musk thinks that implanted chips are what will protect humans from becoming an endangered species.

Musk told Rogan that the implant is around an inch in diameter, similar to the face of a smartwatch.

He said a robot would be used to insert the implant and connect thread-like electrodes to the brain.

Musk explained: "If you got an interface into the motor cortex, and then an implant that's like a microcontroller near muscle groups you can then create a sort of a neural shunt that restores somebody who quadriplegic to full functionality, like they can walk around, be normal – maybe slightly better overtime."

The billionaire suggested the implanted device is no more dangerous than getting a heart monitor or an artificial hip.

He even suggested that it could speed up the way we communicate and we may not even need to talk.

A brain interface could even mean that people become more machine that human.

What is Neuralink?

Here's everything you need to know…

  • Neuralink is a project that aims to embed computer chips in people's brains
  • The idea is to give humans hyper-intelligence by merging them with artificial intelligence
  • Tiny threads thinner than a human hair would pump information into your noggin
  • It would work a bit like an internet cable, transmitting data in and out at high speeds
  • As well as making us smarter, the project promises to merge us with computers and phones
  • That means you could control your gizmos with your brain
  • Neuralink is bankrolled by billionaire entrepeneur Elon Musk
  • He's previously said the tech could save us from a machine uprising in future

In other news, Amazon has warned that its popular Echo Buds headphones pose a safety risk.

Google Pixel Buds earbuds translate foreign languages into English in your ears.

And,  Facebook's Reality Labs and its Oculus virtual reality brand have been working on the thinnest VR headset to date.

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