According to reports, Elon Musk, known as a “tech maniac,” recently led another company, neuralink, at an online conference. At the online conference, musk actively introduced to the audience the latest achievement of neurolink’s brain computer interface technology, “cyber pig”, which was a pig undergoing chip implantation. In front of the camera, under the guidance of the staff, it bit the pacifier obediently. < p > < p > in fact, this company has launched the first generation of brain computer interface device for ear implant last year, but it still has some disadvantages such as large size and weak storage capacity. Therefore, neuralink company immediately launched the research on the second generation product after the first generation product. Compared with the first generation of products, the new second-generation products have several obvious advantages. For example, the second-generation products adopt head implantation, and the implanted chip is about 23mm, leaving only a small wound in the brain. < / P > < p > in the process of implanting the chip into the head, neuralink also used a fully automated surgical robot to implant the chip into the pigs. This surgical robot can avoid the blood vessels of the head after setting the parameters artificially, and then quickly and accurately put the chip in the corresponding position. The whole process consumes the same time as a myopia correction operation. < / P > < p > due to the leading position of neuralink in the industry, the online conference attracted the attention of professionals and non professionals from many countries around the world, who wanted to see where human brain computer interface technology has developed. At the press conference, musk was optimistic about the future development of his company’s brain computer interface technology. He believed that the second generation products could detect the brain waves in the brain of cyberpigs, which was a step forward to the realization of brain wave control. < p > < p > musk said that in the future, brain computer interface technology will allow you to call your car with ideas or ideas, or play virtual games with your consciousness. Most importantly, this technology can help those who have lost control of their bodies to regain control, the most representative of which is the paralyzed. The brain of paralyzed patients is mostly awake, but the body can not receive the brain movement signal, so BCI technology can help them bypass the body to control. < / P > < p > this press conference has won enough attention. In addition to musk, a figure with a degree of topic, brain computer interface technology has always been a black technology discussed by people. After watching neuralink’s press conference, many people on the Internet said that human beings are not far away from the era of human-computer integration. Is this really the case? In fact, the author thinks that human beings still have a long way to go from man-machine integration, and this road may not be able to go through, for the following reasons. < / P > < p > first of all, on the technical level, in order to achieve complete human-computer integration like in science fiction movies, human beings need to fully understand the situation of the brain. As the most complex and sophisticated organ in the human body, scientists still know less than 10% about it. The reason why the brain is complex and precise is that it is the central area of the nervous system, with extremely complex neural networks and innumerable neurons. < / P > < p > so if you want to send commands by implanting chips, you need to figure out which neurons in the brain play a leading role in transmitting signals. Second, from the point of view of implantation surgery, it is almost impossible to implant chips of millimeter or even micrometer scale into the human brain. Because studies have shown that there are at least 19 layers of material between the scalp and the skull, and then three layers of membrane between the brain and the skull. If there is no bleeding during the operation, it is difficult. < / P > < p > the last question is ethics. Even if brain computer interface technology is mature, will human beings really accept this technology to transform their bodies? Perhaps a small number of people are willing to, but the vast majority of people will not. Some of them are against it for the purpose of maintaining ecological stability, and others are against it for the purpose of social injustice. In a word, real man-machine integration is still far away, even impossible. Continue Readinggather and watch! Huawei P40 Pro evaluation: excellent mobile phone photography elegant design, do you like it?