There are many ways in which the worlds richest man could spend his fortune. Elon Musk has decided to wire up a monkeys brain to see if it can play video games with its mind.
Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, said that he was one step closer towards designing a wireless chip that would allow humans to control a computer with their mind.
He said that Neuralink, a company he founded in 2017 to develop ways of connecting human brains to computers, had begun work on installing mind-reading chips in monkeys.
In a speech on Clubhouse, the social media app favoured by Silicon Valley executives, Musk said: We have a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull with tiny wires who