(ETH) – The co-founder of Elon Musk’s firm Neuralink just dropped a jaw-dropping claim, asserting that they possess the technology to build a real-life version of “Jurassic Park.”
Max Hodak recently tweeted “We could probably build Jurassic Park if we wanted to,” “Wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs but [shrugging emoji]. Maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic novel species.”
This claim sounds outlandish and Hodak never elaborated on just how his neurotechnology company could pull off something like this but he later championed the idea, claiming it could increase biodiversity.
“Biodiversity (antifragility) is definitely valuable; conservation is important and makes sense,” Hodak tweeted. “But why do we stop there? Why don’t we more intentionally try to generate novel diversity?”
What could possibly go wrong here? In the 1993 movie “Jurassic Park,” based on a best-selling book published by Michael Crichton in 1990, the plan did not turn out very good for them. This report follows Neuralink’s unveiling of a working prototype of a brain-implant device that the founders believe has the capability to cure everything from blindness to quadriplegia.