Elon Musk multiplied the statements during an interview broadcast live during the CEO Council Summit of the Wall Street Journal.
Among other things, Elon Musk announced that his brain interface company, Neuralink, planned to implant its first microchips in humans next year.
” Neuralink works well in monkeys, and we are doing a lot of testing and confirming that it is very safe and reliable, and the Neuralink device can be safely removed. »
Neuralink would be ready to carry out tests on humans
After showing us a monkey playing Pong with his brain, the next step for the company is to deploy the technology for fully or partially paralyzed peopleso they can more easily control digital devices without having to lift a finger.
“We hope to have this in early humans […] next year, pending FDA approval. »
Elon Musk takes a stance against state aid
Surprisingly, Elon Musk declares himself for the end of subsidies in the United States. His company Tesla has benefited from billions of dollars in aid in the past. Nevertheless, his statement is based on the current economic situation in the United States.
The expenditure is such that according to him, if it does not decrease, ” something bad is about to happen “. He even adds regarding a government project to subsidize the creation of charging stations on highways that ” there would be no need for that “.
With the exception of Starship
It nevertheless supports aid for space projects. More specifically those having appeal to the planet Mars. In other words, to the Starship project which he hopes to get off the ground in January 2022. For him the project will mark “ the difference between humanity being a single-planet species and a multi-planet species ».
He ended his speech by confirming Tesla’s goal to mass produce the CyberTruck in 2023. We should see the first models on the roads in 2022. Nevertheless the dates set by Musk are always to be taken with a grain of salt. He has a habit of making promises he can’t keep in order to stay on the front pages of newspapers.