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First Neuralink brain implant patient used it to pull a ‘Civilisation 6’ all-nighter

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Civilization 6.Neuralink was founded in 2016 by Elon Musk and a number of scientists to develop a way for humans to communicate with technology using neural signals.

The company hoped the tech would improve the lives of people living with paralysis, offering them more control over their own lives.At the start of the year, Musk confirmed Neuralink had implanted its first “brain-computer” interface in the head of a patient and, in February, said the unnamed person had made a full recovery and was now able to control a computer cursor by thought alone.Enables control of your phone or computer, and through them almost any device, just by thinking.Initial users will be those who have lost the use of their limbs.

Imagine if Stephen Hawking could communicate faster than a speed typist or auctioneer. That is the goal.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 30, 2024Now, a new Neuralink video has revealed more about the process and its effects, including the ability for users to play games like Civilization 6.According to the livestream, the patient was 29-year-old complete quadriplegic Noland Arbaugh who suffered paralysis from the shoulders down after a driving accident in 2016.Arbaugh said he wanted to take part in the trial because he felt the tech could “change the world” with the video showcasing his ability to play digital chess and pause music playing in the background of the computer.

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