Elon Musk’s Neuralink shows monkey with brain-chip playing videogame

A 3-minute video by Neuralink shows Pager, a male macaque with chips embedded on each side of its brain, playing “Mind Pong”

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup released footage on Friday appearing to show a monkey playing a simple videogame after getting implants of the new technology.

A 3-minute video by Neuralink shows Pager, a male macaque with chips embedded on each side of its brain, playing “Mind Pong.” Although he was trained to move a joystick, it is now unplugged. He controls the paddle simply by thinking about moving his hand up or down.

“First @Neuralink product will enable someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using thumbs,” Musk tweeted on Thursday.