(Science Times) – Elon Musk’s Neuralink firm is a neurotechnology firm that develops implantable brain-machine interfaces. The company’s short-term goal is to make devices that treat serious brain diseases and eventually focus on human enhancement or what is called transhumanism.
They have already demonstrated the use of Neuralink devices on various animals, like a rat, pig, and monkey to show the public how it works.
Although today its primary focus is on humans, Neuralink‘s co-founder Mark Hodak said that Elon Musk’s firm has the technology to build a real-life version of Jurassic Park just like in movies. Could this really be possible?
Neuralink Can Build Jurassic Park
“We could probably build Jurassic Park if we wanted to. wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs but … maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic novel species,” he wrote.
“Biodiversity (antifragility) is definitely valuable; conservation is important and makes sense,” he added later in the day. “But why do we stop there? Why don’t we more intentionally try to generate novel diversity?”
However, Hodak did not add any specific details about how Neuralink could be able to revive prehistoric creatures that went extinct over 65 million years ago.
Several commentators on his pointed out that there are already books and movies on why reviving extinct dinosaurs is not a good idea.
Similarly, conservationists have expressed concerns about de-extinction, the term for resurrecting extinct species, because the ecosystems that those species once lived in have moved on without them.
That means resurrecting species and creating a novel form of biodiversity would also mean introducing a new invasive species to an ecosystem that can no longer support them, Futurism reported.
So, it might be a cool idea but it could end up just like the movies wherein genetically resurrected species have lost control. Read Full Article at Science Times>