Rise of the superhuman through tech on the horizon

It’s the internet’s equivalent of a note posted in a newsagent’s window. The website has a single page. No fancy videos or graphics. No colours even. Just black and white text offering jobs to “exceptional engineers and scientists”. The task at hand: “Developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.”

This is Neuralink – a company that wants to blend man and machine, and so make cyborgs. Its founder, almost inevitably, is Elon Musk.

Why does Musk want to make cyborgs? For the same reason he wants to make electric cars and colonise Mars: to save mankind. He believes that artificial intelligence (AI) will soon outstrip us and that, as a result, AI will treat

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