Elon Musk’s Startup Company Neuralink ‘Implanted a Chip in a Human Brain.’ It’s Not Monkey Business.

Zack Love
5 min readFeb 1, 2024

Elon Musk pushes the limit of technology and the human race as his startup Neuralink implants a chip into a human brain — a first.

Credit: Z. Love

Elon Musk’s startup company Neuralink has made history after implanting a chip into a human brain. Elon tweets about the event on X.com (formerly Twitter) and he has the support of Indian actress, Kangana Ranaut. However, a dozen monkeys lost their lives during testing.

Neuralink Brain Chips First Implanted on Monkeys Before Humans

According to CNN, Neuralink received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to “begin human clinical trials” in May 2023. The FDA put out a paper in 2021 that “mapped the agency’s thoughts on devices that connect brains to computers,” indicating that the field is “progressing rapidly.”

CNN reported that “scientists have been working on a brain-machine interface for decades,” and tested on monkeys. Such devices were imagined to have practical applications to help people who have brain-related diseases as well as mobility issues, such as people with quadriplegia — which is a form of paralysis that affects all arms and legs in a human.

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