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Playing Video Games Just By Thinking, Possible?

In a groundbreaking demonstration, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk showcased a video clip on Thursday revealing the remarkable capabilities of Neuralink, his brain-chip startup.

The footage captured the first patient, Noland Arbaugh, 29, engaging in online chess and video games solely through his thoughts with the assistance of the Neuralink device.Noland, a paraplegic, astounded viewers as he effortlessly controlled a computer cursor using his mind, maneuvering it across the online chessboard. Expressing his experience, Noland shared, “See that cursor on the screen? That’s all me. It’s all brainpower.” He elaborated on how he intuitively imagined the cursor’s movements after attempting to move his hand.

During a livestream event, Noland demonstrated his proficiency in gaming by navigating virtual environments and playing games like Civilization VI using only his thoughts. His ability to engage in these activities has significantly impacted his life since sustaining a spinal cord injury eight years ago.Elon Musk took to social media to share the remarkable feat, stating, “Livestream of @Neuralink demonstrating ‘Telepathy’ – controlling a computer and playing video games just by thinking.” Neuralink’s innovative implant technology aims to empower individuals with severe physical impairments, such as cervical spinal cord injuries or Quadriplegia, by enabling them to interact with computers through their thoughts.

This achievement follows Musk’s recent announcement that the first human implanted with a brain chip from Neuralink has shown remarkable progress, fully recovering and successfully controlling a computer mouse using their thoughts. The continuous advancements in Neuralink’s technology hold promise for revolutionizing the lives of individuals facing physical limitations.

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