Elon Musk's brain implant start-up reportedly planned to test on animals

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Elon Musk is the man of the future and very much the present... he  has founded a company called Neuralink that aims to develop brain implants for boosting people's mental capabilities.

He has said that before the company would seek to deploy its technology for a wider population -- which could be seven to nine years away -- Neuralink would first try to help people with certain kinds of disabilities.

According to Musk, the first use of his technology will be to repair brain injuries as a result of a stroke or cutting out a cancer lesion where someone has fundamentally lost a certain cognitive element. Musk says that it could help with people who, as they get older, have memory problems and can't remember the names of their kids, through memory enhancement, which could allow them to function well to a much later time in life. 

We all age and with the aging, we start to forget - the advantages of this type of technology are unparalleled, and hopefuly acheivable.

Karen Korman