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When will Elon Musk have any device, such as a brain-machine interface, surgically implanted into his brain?

When will Elon Musk have any device, such as a brain-machine interface, surgically implanted into his brain?

This question resolves positively if it is confirmed by reputable sources that Elon Musk has been subjected to surgery that inserted (parts of) a device into his brain tissue, for any reason other than monitoring or alleviating a disease and/or impairment. This device does not have to function in any specific way (or any way at all) for a positive resolution. For positive resolution, the implantation of at least part of the device needs to involve an intra-cranial insertion (hence a non-invasive headset system like OpenBCI or OpenWater does not count). However, the part of the device inserted may be very small, e.g. an array of very thin threads such as those described in the Neuralink paper would count. The specific device does not have to be one manufactured by Neuralink, and it does not need to be available to any member of the general public or approved by regulatory agencies.

The question resolves as >2040 if Elon Musk is still alive on the 1st of January, 2040, and Elon Musk did not have any device, such as a brain-machine interface, surgically implanted into his brain before this date. The question resolves ambiguous if Elon Musk does not have a device implanted and passes away before the end of the calender year 2040.


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