Elon Musk‘s business partner Max Hodak has some big ideas.
The Neuralink co-founder spoke out on social media, writing that “we could probably build” a real-life Jurassic Park.
“We could probably build Jurassic Park if we wanted to,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs but (man shrugging emoji). maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic novel species,” he went on to say. It is not yet clear whether he was referring to Neuralink specifically or society in general.
In the classic movie, scientists genetically engineer dinosaurs for the opening of a theme park that leads to disaster as the dinosaurs break loose, forcing the people on the island to find a way to escape alive.
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Neuralink, which was launched in 2017, is working towards creating brain-computer interfaces with the goal of helping those battling things like Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, paralysis and spinal cord injuries.
“We are creating the future of brain interfaces: building devices now that will help people with paralysis and inventing new technologies that will expand our abilities, our community, and our world,” the official website declares.
Some outlets have already questioned the science behind that claim, like CNET, which notes that society would need DNA from dinosaurs and “unlike in the film Jurassic Park, where the DNA is retrieved from mosquitoes in amber and fused with frog DNA, that information has completely degraded.”
It was recently revealed that Elon Musk wants to be called something.
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
— Max Hodak (@max_hodak) April 4, 2021