Will our brains be chipped one day in the future?… This is one of the most controversial topics of the last few years. The biggest reason for these discussions is Neuralink, the brain computer interface company owned by Elon Musk. Musk aims to overcome various diseases or problems by placing a chip in the human brain with Neuralink. But Musk is not without rivals in trying to achieve this goal. There are other companies that are entering the world of Brain Computer Interface and aiming to solve various problems by placing an implant in the human brain. One of these companies belongs to a name very familiar to Elon Musk. Yes, we’re talking about Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak and his company, Science Corp. Hodak’s crazy project seems to be talked about a lot.
NOW HE HAS OWN COMPANY! IT CAN END Blindness
Hodak, the co-founder and former chairman of Neuralink, which parted ways with the company last year, now owns his own rival brain company Science, with $160 million in total funding, Gizmodo reported.
Hodak said his company has developed a prototype device called the “Science Eye” that can treat vision loss in rabbit subjects. According to the reports, this prototype, which uses a thin LED film with a width of 2 millimeters, is implanted over the retina of a rabbit.
NO NEED TO DRILL HOLES IN THE SKULL
While the company looks similar to Neuralink, Science has a big advantage over Musk’s brain company Neuralink. Because unlike Neuralink, Science’s brain-computer interface doesn’t require drilling a hole in users’ or subjects’ heads. Science’s approach relies on the science of photonics to pass information through the patient’s optic nerve.
Their methods may be different, but Hodak’s ultimate goal is similar to Musk’s. Just like Neuralink, Science wants to start using the technology to treat people with disabilities in need before eventually getting it to the point where it can be used as a talent developer.
CAN REPLACE THEM IN THE FUTURE
According to Hodak, this technology could replace eyeglasses and virtual reality glasses after five or six generations of development. Hodak stated that he wants to start testing on humans in the coming years. Thus, the implant, which can treat vision loss in rabbit subjects, can also put an end to blindness in humans.