Week after week Elon Musk is in the news, either because of the legal problems he faces or because of some of the occurrences that he generally publishes through Twitter. This time, he made a revelation that went unnoticed for several days but could really be an interesting confession for the world of science.
The CEO of Tesla claimed through a tweet to have uploaded a complete copy of his brain to the cloud. Once all the information was uploaded, Elon Musk had access to “his virtual clone of him” with whom he had a conversation. Although it seems somewhat difficult to believe, it makes a lot of sense if we think of Neuralink, Musk’s company dedicated to scientific development.
Musk’s confession was in response to a tweet from Dogecoin creator Shibetoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto asked his followers through a tweet: “If you could upload your brain to the cloud and talk to the virtual version of yourself, would you be friends?”. In a matter of hours, the creator of the virtual currency obtained hundreds of responses, including that of his friend Elon Musk.
if you could upload your brain to the cloud, and talk to a virtual version of yourself, would you be buddies?
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) July 19, 2022
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Starlink’s CEO responded bluntly as usual: “I already did”, stating that he had spoken with his virtual clone. Although Musk did not reveal more details, nor did he make any kind of announcement about it, this experiment can be attributed to Neuralink, since the company has already talked about some projects related to artificial intelligence.
It is worth remembering that Neuralink has been working on a brain-computer type project, with which they hope to find a way for humanity to coexist with artificial intelligence. Regarding this project, the company recently showed a pair of monkeys that controlled a video game with their minds, however, the results were not entirely successful.
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