Elon Musk’s firm Neuralink confirms real-life Jurassic Park possibility

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Elon Musk’s firm Neuralink confirms real-life Jurassic Park possibility

As you know, we tend to keep a bit of an eye on Elon Musk and all of his associated interests and eccentricities. And really, how could you blame us? As well as getting some pretty bloody rad tech out into the world, he’s got the kind of ideas that toe the line between genius and possible super-villain. Yeah, nah, he’s an interesting fella, so when the co-founder of one of his companies, Neuralink, dropped some thoughts on a real world Jurassic Park, we thought we’d share it here…

So yeah, it’s not really Musk this time, but it’s definitely Musk-related. That’s because Max Hodak, the co-founder of Musk’s firm Neuralink is obviously another guy with some pretty interesting ideas. And let’s be honest, dinosaurs.

Yeah, nah, here’s what he said in a tweet:

“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.”

According to the Independent, the company has implanted chips into the brains of a monkey and a pig, but so far as we know, they haven’t done any cloning. Of course, it’s worth mentioning that he hasn’t actually said they have, he’s just said they could.

So the question, really, is whether or not this is somewhere they might look at going. And, yeah, nah, it’s all supposition at the moment, but given that there’s already talk about cloning mammoths and s**t from Siberian permafrost, it’s worth looking at this other quote from Hodak.

He went on to tweet, “Biodiversity (antifragility) is definitely valuable; conservation is important and makes sense. But why do we stop there? Why don’t we more intentionally try to generate novel diversity?”

Obviously, there’s a whole bunch of movies showing us why we shouldn’t, but then we’ll bring you back to that earlier bit about Musk’s work and companies edging the line between genius and super-villainy.

Anyway, we’ll just have to watch this space for now.

Final thought: This is definitely going to be an interesting train of thought to watch over the next few years. Some people say that where there’s smoke there’s fire, and there seems to be a lot of smoke about this idea of cloning extinct and ancient animals. Would you put it past Musk to want his name attached to the possibility? Let us know what you reckon in the comments section.

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