Elon Musk’s futuristic dream to create technology that links human brains with AI is on its way to change the entire human being for a lifetime.
In fact, most of the publicity related to Neuralink, Musk’s brain-to-computer interface, was focused on the potential to ease the lives of people living with severe paralysis by allowing them to control robotic arms and even entire exoskeletons. However, we can now see that the technology can drastically change its road towards guiding us how to even have sex.
More than one scientist has explored the idea of stimulating the brain’s pleasure centres directly, allowing people to achieve pleasurable sensations without drugs or alcohol consumption.
For instance, Dr Stuart Meloy developed a device in 2001 named “The Orgasmatron”. It was designed as a pain management system but, as he told New Scientist:
“I was placing the electrodes and suddenly the woman started exclaiming emphatically…”
Meloy had accidentally given the woman an orgasm by connecting the electrodes of his pain management system to the right spot on her spine.
“I asked her what was up and she said, ‘You’re going to have to teach my husband to do that’.”
This new technology could definitely change the take on the traditional vibrators, however, to bring this innovation into the market, Meloy needs more than 6 million dollars.
However, we are all aware that money has never been a problem for Musk, so Neuralink could easily offer the “orgasm on demand” that Meloy’s technology promised. The sex-tech expert Ben Barnes, explains:
“Using Neuralink, the stimulation of pleasure centres could be used to heighten arousal and orgasmic sexual response. If the pleasure responses of another person could be recorded by a chip, then that same pleasure experience could potentially be rewired into their partner, letting them know what their partner’s sexual pleasure feels like.”
Musk officially noted that he hopes that his company will start implanting the chips in humans in 2022.
Back in time,, in 2020 the company showed the system working in a pig during a live demo and one year later, in 2021, he released a video showing a monkey using Neuralink to play a basic computer game by just thinking about moving its arm.
Nobody knows what’s next with the Neuralink capabilities, so stay tuned for more information.