In an interview with the ‘The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, talked about Elon’s Musk Neuralink. During the conversation, Mark said that Elon Musk’s Neuralink would probably not be popular in the next 10-15 years because normal people won’t want Neuralink chips implanted in their brains.
Neuralink chips Will Act like Fitbit in Your Skull: Mark Zuckerberg
Making a reference to the fitness company, Fitbit, Mark Zuckerberg said that the Neuralink chips Will act like ‘Fitbit in Your Skull’ that people have to upgrade every year. He said; “You want the mature version of that [technology], not the one where it’s gonna get a lot better next year and you need to get your brain implant upgraded every year.”
Zuckerberg confirmed that Meta is researching neural interface tech as part of the company’s push into the metaverse, but, he also mentioned that his company is focusing on innovations that can receive signals from the brain but do not send any information back to it. He said; “The super-hard part here is going to be having a computer give you information straight into your brain, and that’s not a thing that we’re working on.”
Neural Interface in the Metaverse
Zuckerberg said that he wants wearable devices to pick up brain signals that could be detected from other parts of the body. Meta’s CEO explained it using an example, he said, You are sitting in a meeting and your wife texts you and it pops up in the corner of your glasses and you want to respond but you don’t want to like pull out your phone because that’s kinda rude. That’s where technology comes in when a device on your wrist that basically your brain can communicate with your hand, tell your hand to move in a pattern it isn’t used to, and then the wristband can sort of pick up those signals and translate them into completely different things like having a virtual hand move in front of you while your physical hand is sitting there at your side. “Twitch your wrist a little bit… like some super discreet motion that no one even knows you’re doing it and you send a message,” he added.