ELON Musk’s Neuralink firm has the technology to build a real-life Jurassic Park, his co-founder said.
“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,” he wrote.
Later that day, he added, “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?”
Hodak didn’t provide specifics about how the company planned to revive the prehistoric beasts, which likely went extinct about 65million years ago.
Several commenters on his post were quick to point out that there was already a book and several films about why reviving dinosaurs was not the best idea.
The classic 1993 movie Jurassic Park, based on the 1990 book by Michael Crichton, shows just how wrong reviving the long-extinct species could go.
The scientists who bring dinos back soon lose control of them in the original Jurassic Park, and multiple sequels.
The company Neuralink was working on developing implantable brain machine interfaces (BMIs) that will let people control computers with their minds.
The BMIs would be inserted into the areas of the brain that control movement.
Earlier this year, Musk announced he had overseen the creation of a cyborg monkey that can play video games with his mind using an implant developed by Neuralink.
Musk, who is also CEO of Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, said the monkey “looks totally happy” and that Neuralink’s facilities meet US regulatory requirements.
Following his comments, Musk stressed that the company was working towards its short-term goal of providing implants to people with disabilities.