A pair of super-rich American technology gurus are planning to undergo surgery to install experimental implants directly into their brain. The two men are currently trying to find a doctor willing to perform this untested and highly risky procedure, The Mirror has learned. If they survive the operation, the men hope to be able to directly communicate with the primitive forms of artificial intelligence currently being developed in labs across the world.

But critics and conspiracy theorists fear these pioneering implants are the first step towards creating a society where every human is plugged into “the matrix”. Zoltan Istvan, a U.S. Presidential candidate, personally knows both of these would-be bionic men. FULL REPORT