During a new episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, Musk said the BMI unit would be implanted in a human’s skull and would basically restore anything that’s wrong with the brain, citing how it can improve vision impairment and virtually eliminate epilepsy. The BMI unit would appear flush and would be about one-inch in diameter. The device would contain Bluetooth (or some future version of it) and an inductive charger.
- There would be a low chance of the brain rejecting the unit, he said, citing other primitive devices that are held within the brain.
- He believes there can be whole-brain interfaces available in about 25 years, meaning all brain neurons would be connected to the AI extension of yourself. Memories and other sensory elements would be stored in the cloud and be accessible.
- Overall, Musk said his work with Neuralink takes up about 5% of his time, Boring Company about less than 1%, with Tesla and SpaceX taking up the rest of his time.
A version of this story first appeared in our newsletter Inside Transportation.