Elon Musk Thinks Immortality as he Says Humans Can Download Brains Into Robots

Elon Musk Thinks Immortality as he Says Humans Can Download Brains Into Robots

  • The richest man in the world, Elon Musk has been saying some weird things that suggest he's already thinking of living forever
  • Musk said he thinks humans can live forever when they download their brains into robots that allow them to preserve memories
  • He has been building a company that lets machines interface with the human brain but says it is just about helping people with severe spinal or brain injuries

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk is already thinking about immortality. He believes there is a way to make humans live perpetually on earth - or elsewhere - he’s been building ships to evacuate humans from the earth, just in case.

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Elon Musk takes his experiments a step further as he says the human brain can now be downloaded into robots. Image: Getty Images
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The 50-year-old billionaire told Insider in a recent chat that humans could download things that we believe make them unique.

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Emerging technology to enable immortality

According to him, if humans are not in the body anymore, that is definitely preserving memories and individuality.

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In his estimates, the technology that could make that possible will be a gradual evolution from what obtains today in terms of computer memory with pictures and videos, saying that computers and phones increase humans’ ability to communicate, allowing them to do things, CNBC reports.

He says extending human lives by downloading consciousness and artificial bodies has been a fixture of science fiction for many years.

Company that builds brain implants

The richest man in the world owns a start-up, Neuralink that is working to enhance how brain-machine interfaces with people could enable them to store memory as a backup.

Musk told Fortune that in the short term, it is just about solving brain and spinal injuries, saying that Neuralink’s products will be useful to someone who has lost the use of their limbs or has a traumatic brain injury.

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Drone video showing Tesla’s new massive R80 billion gigafactory in Berlin, Germany has gone viral

Briefly News previously reported that a video of Tesla's new Gigafactory in Berlin, Germany has gone viral as the plant opened this week. Tesla boss Elon Musk cut the red ribbon and was present as the first 30 German customers received their cars.

Tesla breached a nett worth of $1 trillion late last year and the company is hoping the new factory will alleviate production issues at its plants in the United States and China.

An awesome video on social media showing the new Tesla Gigfactory in Grünheide has gone viral. The clip is shot with a drone and takes you to places that a normal camera can't, Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg reports.

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