It’s no secret that Elon Musk is experiencing one of the most difficult moments of his public career in connection with the urgent need to preserve his reputation, his public image and his fortune.
All this after a tumultuous first month at the helm of the European Union, when erratic changes in behavior and decision-making are accumulating.
At the same time, we saw that he brought back controversial characters, but really wanted to invest in social network advertising, for example, such as Donald Trump. Or hordes of old accounts specializing in the promotion and distribution of fake news.
It’s in this scenario that we have musicians doing weird things and making statements that seem bold but don’t really make sense and are commercially unfeasible.
For example, this threat or challenge is that he will release his own standalone smartphone if Apple closes Twitter in the App Store.
And now he seems to be repeating this pattern of behavior in other areas and other projects. Now it’s Neuralink’s turn.
Elon Musk wants to implant chips in people in six months using Neuralink
At the time, we detailed Elon Musk’s initial ambitions with his project Neuralink where, earlier this year, the mogul already spoke of plans to start the first human trials in 2022:
“We hope to be able to apply this to our first people, who will be people with severe spinal cord injuries such as paraplegics, next year (2022). We are still awaiting approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Neuralink’s standards for device implantation are significantly higher than required by the FDA.”
As you can see, if you pay attention to the calendar, this did not happen. However, according to the Reuters news agency, Musk has a new date in mind, and it is very close.
The company has once again officially announced its intention to begin human clinical trials in 2023 if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants the necessary approvals.
When Neuralink submitted and released the necessary documents for the process, Elon Musk took to his Twitter account to resolve the issue:
“We want to be extremely careful and make sure it works before implanting the device in a person.”
This is a statement from Elon Musk in which he confirms the FDA’s processes, but confirms his intention to start the first tests in six months.