On August 27th, recently, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) revealed in an interview on the podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” that Meta is also currently researching neural interface technology, and will use this technology. Its jump into such technology is seen as part of its foray into the metaverse.
In the interview, Zuckerberg compared Meta to Neuralink, Elon Musk’s neural interface company. Zuckerberg believes that in the next 10 or 15 years, ordinary people may not want to install something “just for fun” in their brains, and joked that “no one is going to want to be an early user of Neuralink.”
In addition, Zuckerberg said Meta is not focused on implanting chips into the human brain but instead relies on wearables to pick up brain signals. Zuckerberg said,
“It turns out that with a device on the wrist, people can realize the exchange of information between the brain and the hand. In the future, people can successfully send messages with just a little shake of the wrist.”
At present, Zuckerberg has not disclosed the specific progress of Meta in neural interface technology. It is understood that Musk had approached brain chip implant developer Synchron Inc. for a potential investment in the past few weeks because he believes that his company Neuralink is clearly behind in the race to connect the human brain directly to the machines.
Before seeking to invest in Synchron, Musk expressed disappointment at the slow pace of human trials of Neuralink, according to people familiar with the matter.
Are you excited about this or are you extremely worried about such a dystopian CybperPunk matrix-like future where in humans are just cyber junkies connected to machines all the time?