Watch a Monkey with Neuralink Play Pong with its Mind [VIDEO]

Neuralink monkey

On Thursday evening, Elon Musk retweeted a video from his company Neuralink, showing off what he describes as, “monkey plays Pong with his mind.”

“A monkey is literally playing a video game telepathically using a brain chip!!”, said an ecstatic Musk.

The goal of Neuralink is to let someone with paralysis use a smartphone with just their brain, with telepathy, at some point in the future.

The video from Neuralink shows “Pager, a nine year old Macaque, plays MindPong with his Neuralink.”

The video shows Pager playing pong first with a joystick, then the joystick is removed and he is able to control the game with his mind.

Check out the video below for a better explanation—this is the future, today:

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Last summer, Musk demonstrated pigs with Neuralinks installed into their skulls, but this latest video is truly incredible.