Who needs expensive Bluetooth headphones or fiddly earbuds that get lost somewhere between the sofa and the shops? Not Elon Musk, that’s for sure.
His latest startup, Neuralink, is reportedly working on a brain-machine interface that can stream music straight to your grey matter.
“If you’ve solved hard problems with phones / wearables (sealing, signal processing, inductive charging, power mgmt, etc), please consider working at email@example.com,” tweeted Musk this weekend.
“If we implement Neuralink – can we listen to music directly from our chips?” asked someone in response. Musk had a one-word reply. “Yes.”
Initially this is focusing on brain diseases, but Musk sees its long-term future as helping humans compete with artificial intelligence – and providing an upgrade on our current interface for streaming music to our brains: er, ears.