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Bill Gates brain-computer interface by 2030


Despite widespread rumors, Bill Gates, formerly the richest man in the world, has yet to announce a program to implant brain-computer interfaces in the world population. Snopes rated the following claim false:

Bill Gates ... seeks to "microchip" the world population

However, this could easily change. Elon Musk, the world's richest man as of January 2021, has founded Neuralink, which aims to ultimately implant brain-computer interfaces in humans and has already implanted a brain-computer interface in a pig:

Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface.

Will Bill Gates implant a brain-computer interface in anyone by 2030?

This question resolves positively if credible reports say that Bill Gates (or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, or any other foudation of which he is the founder) owns a stake in any company or non-profit, or made a grant to any company, non-profit, or researcher, that has implanted a brain-computer interface in at least one person before the resolution date.

If the company in question was public prior to Gates obtaining a stake in it, then he must own at least 1% of the company and a minimum of $10 million for this to resolve positively.

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