Neuralink Under Rising Concerns For Monkey Deaths For Its Brain Computer Implants

Karen Barna
3 min readSep 24, 2023

I have been a long time survivor of electronic harassment and psychotronic torture, receiving wireless electronic assaults and torture to my brain and body. The news of this “new human brain science” with implanted Brain-Computer-Interfaces (microchips) to cure disability and, with that, the prospect of curing human diseases really sparked my interest in 2014 when I first read about it. It helped to explain Foucault, and Freud’s, theory on man’s proclivity to control the human body, in an attempt to stave off fears of castration, and gain a tighter control on the future environment. Of course, the refinement of such technologies can greatly help human populations for altruistic reasons. However, there also exists the real human proclivity for self-interest, greed, and the dark underbelly of the anal-sadistic universe which looks to tear down and annihilate innocent populations. Thus, overlooking the possible harm its refinement can inflict on living human populations.

Currently, a medical ethics board is requesting an investigation into the inhumane treatment of the deaths of monkeys the biotech giant Neuralink has caused in its PRIME project. Elon Musk, the owner of the company, stated the animals were “terminally ill". But a Washington based non-profit organization, PCRM (Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine) lodged a complaint with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the primates died from complications stemming from improper implanting procedures. On September 19, 2023, Neuralink announced a green light for human trials given by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). My concern is with the improper use of such technologies which future criminals may use to target vulnerable populations.

Neuralink’s new project PRIME (Precise Robotically Implanted Brain-Computer-Interface) will allow for quadriplegics and ALS patients to control external devices with their minds. This suggests an accurate mapping of brain signals, and what those signals mean, has been established, organized, and formulated into readable, decipherable text for an outsider to understand. An outsider, otherwise peering into an impenetrable fort of private knowledge and thoughts of others in an attempt to read and understand another person’s mind. What does this suggest about one’s future privacy?

As you may recall, Musk has more than 4,000 low-orbit satellites in space with his company Starlink raising alarm bells about the possibility of a monopoly on low-orbit satellite services. How many low orbit satellites should be allowed in space? What does that mean for our future? And, what does that mean for the future of our environment?

Musk has promised to revolutionize prosthetics with implants that will allow human brains to communicate wirelessly with artificial devices. In 2021, a macaque monkey was taught to play PONG, the Atari game of ping pong. Later, he was implanted with the Neuralink chip and was able to control the game wirelessly with its mind. The implications for the possible targeting of human populations such as young girls and women for exploitation are terribly frightening to me. Men, in the past, have controlled these populations with drugs, alcohol and money through paid for sex services. My concern is with the possible implications this future technology means for the future of human privacy and safety and what the exploitation of this technology will mean for vulnerable populations like young women.

Sources:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/english.elpais.com/science-tech/2023-09-22/medical-ethics-organization-lodges-complaint-over-monkey-deaths-in-elon-musks-neuralink-brain-chip-trials.html%3foutputType=amp?bshm=rimc/2

https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-pcrm-neuralink-monkey-deaths/

https://www.reuters.com/technology/musks-neuralink-start-human-trials-brain-implant-2023-09-19/#:~:text=Sept%2019%20(Reuters)%20%2D%20Billionaire,brain%20implant%20for%20paralysis%20patients.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/07/28/business/starlink.html

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Karen Barna

I am a Targeted Individual suffering electronic harassment. I write about gender difference and object relations and feminism. I am Gen. X