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Neuralink startup presented flexible “threads” designed to link a human brain directly to a computer.
Neuralink was founded in 2016 by Mr Musk.
System had been tested on a monkey which had “controlled a computer using its brain”.
A tiny chip connects to the brain through the threads, which are thinner than a human hair.
First applications will be to assist paraplegic people with using their smartphone or computer.
Future plan is to make Neuralink as efficient as laser eye surgery.