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’.