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Elon Musk Unveils Brain Computer Implanted in Pigs

The billionaire takes us inside Neuralink’s headquarters, where the startup is testing brain-interface technology on animals.

A pig having its brain activity read as it moves on a treadmill at Neuralink’s headquarters in Fremont, California.

A pig having its brain activity read as it moves on a treadmill at Neuralink’s headquarters in Fremont, California.

Source: Neuralink

Just when you thought the year 2020 couldn’t get much weirder, billionaire Elon Musk has introduced a group of pigs with mind-reading brain implants. 

During an event Friday afternoon at Neuralink’s headquarters in Fremont, California, Musk found himself hanging out with a passel of Yucatan swine. Several of them had previously undergone a surgical procedure in which a robot placed the latest version of Neuralink’s computing implant into their brains. As a result, the brain activity of these enhanced porkers could be transmitted wirelessly to a nearby computer, allowing onlookers at the event to watch the animals’ neurons fire as veterinarians stroked their snouts.