Going to Mars and mass-marketing an electric car like the Tesla aren't enough for Elon Musk. Now, the billionaire has formed a new company called Neuralink, and its task is to implant tiny electrodes into a human brain, so it can be connected to a computer.
“Everyone says, yeah, that's a great idea,” Hines says. “Where it gets controversial is -- what next?”
Ethics are a consideration. At that point the question might not be "can we," but "should we" do this?
“That's the challenging question,” he says. “Once you've opened a door, it's not so easy to shut it.”