Elon Musk has just announced a new business called Neuralink. This will build a link between our brains and computers. Or in other words, turn those of us who want to into Cyborgs.
Some say this type of technology will take decades before wide use. But Elon Musk thinks it could happen within four to five years. So what does that mean for us?
Initially the focus of Neuralink will apparently be on solving medical issues and neuro disorders, such as Parkinsons and epilepsy. Some more cynical types see this as a way to have human trials fast-tracked. Regardless, should things go to plan, we will be able to upload and download our thoughts and interface with multiple intelligent systems within a decade or two.
So Cyborgs in the workplace then?
Assuming we have a time machine and can look a decade or two into the future, how will employee communications evolve to include a Cyborg audience?
Will leaders simply be able to download their thoughts on strategy into employees’ brains?
What about “fake news”? Worse, what about pop up ads?
Here at SnapComms we specialize in messaging software to push important company messages to employees on any device anywhere. I would like to think we will add “except the brain” to this!
At first glance you might think that people won’t want this type of interface. But how far away are you from your smart phone right now?
Do you use wearable technology? Is a human brain interface really that far-fetched?
Only time will tell.
Written by Sarah Perry is CEO of SnapComms.
SnapComms provide software to push important company messages to employees on any device anywhere…except the brain!