Looks like Elon Musk decision to insert microchips (Neuralink) into human brains has backfired after fifteen out of the 23 monkeys who were experimented on for the major project died.
According to reports, the monkeys received the chips between 2017 and 2020 and the experiment was moving to humans as it was reportedly said the chips will be tested on humans anytime soon.
From the report, we sampled grom Legit.NG, the brain chip, Neuralink was established in 2016 with the aim of helping people recover from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, curing depression and other mental health problems and connecting humans to the internet from music to near-telepathic communication.
The chips were implanted by drilling holes into monkeys’ skulls. One of the monkeys developed a bloody skin infection and had to be put to death, while another was seen to be missing fingers and toes which may have resulted from self-mutilation and trauma and was also killed.
Another one had uncontrollable vomiting immediately after the surgery and collapsed days after.
The BBC report says that 57-year-old David Bennett is reportedly feeling fine after three days after the experimental transplant which lasted hours, according to doctors.
The pig heart transplant was seen as the last resort for Bennett, though doctors did not say if he will survive for long.