Popular Mechanics (South Africa)

Neuralinki­ng the brain


According to Elon Musk, humans are already halfway to becoming bionic: ‘People don’t realise – we’re already cyborgs because we’re so well integrated with our phones and our computers. The

phone is almost like an extension of yourself – if you forget it at home, it’s like a missing limb.’ In a future dominated by artificial intelligen­ce, Musk believes that

merging biological intelligen­ce and machine intelligen­ce is what will keep humans relevant. If we don’t do that,

we’ll risk becoming ‘house cats’.

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