The founder of Neuralink, Elon Musk, has boldly predicted that the company’s brain-computer interface (BCI) gadgets will supersede cellphones. This assertion emphasises how revolutionary Neuralink has the potential to be in the way we engage with technology.

Elon Musk’s Vision for the Future

Musk made this claim in answer to a question on the social networking site X (previously known as Twitter). Users were asked if they would consider installing a Neuralink interface to control their devices by the spoof account Not Elon Musk (@iamnot_elon). “In the future, there will be no phones—only Neuralinks,” Musk retorted.

Progress in Neuralink’s Development

In January 2024, Neuralink started human trials following lengthy animal testing. Noland Arbaugh, the company’s first human subject, was fitted with a BCI implant. Arbaugh had a spinal cord injury in 2016 that left him paralysed from the neck down. Since then, he has made encouraging improvement. With the Neuralink device, he can now play Sid Meier’s Civilization VI and online chess.

Who is Noland Arbaugh?

Following a strange accident that left him paralysed, Noland Arbaugh’s life took a significant turn. Arbaugh was confined to a wheelchair and dependent on his parents; he picked up the skill of using an iPad with a stick. His capacity to communicate with technology has greatly increased because to the Neuralink N1 Implant, which also provides an indication of the device’s potential.

Technical Aspects of the N1 Implant

The N1 Implant is an intracortical BCI that uses 64 flexible leads with 1,024 electrodes that are individually thinner than a human hair to record brain activity. Advanced neuronal contact is made possible by this complex arrangement, which allows for exact location in the brain.

Future Prospects for Neuralink

Musk made an optimistic prediction, but it might take ten years or longer for Neuralink’s full potential to be realised. Thorough testing and regulatory permission are still required for the BCI implant, particularly for non-medical uses like long-distance communication.

Contradictions in Musk’s Statements

Remarkably, Musk recently advocated for governments to go back to paper ballots because of worries about the security of electronic voting machines (EVMs). This claim appears to contradict his assessment of Neuralink’s market domination, underscoring the continuous discussions regarding the place of technology in safe and dependable communication.


Neuralink, Elon Musk’s invention, has the potential to completely change the way we interact with technology and possibly replace cellphones. But before this vision can come to pass, there must be major breakthroughs and governmental permissions
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