Two leading personalities in the artificial intelligence domain plan to secretly get brain surgery to connect experimental implants to their brains. Such an achievement would lead to the possibility of humans connecting to a ‘central brain’ similar to the matrix.
According to The Mirror, the two men are looking for a doctor who is skilled enough and willing to propel them into the matrix. The procedure itself has a high risk of failing, since the technology at hand hasn’t been tested before (at least on humans).
If they come out of this alive, the two men will be able to establish a direct communication route with the first forms of artificial intelligence that’s currently available. This “cranial chip” may provide the first step towards creating “the matrix.” If this proves to be successful, the unprecedented advantages will probably tempt others to undergo the same surgery, and eventually have the entire population plugged into this new reality.
Zoltan Istvan, the global leader of the Transhumanist movement and US Presidential candidate, claims to personally know the two matrix innovators, and even more, supports their mission as he is convinced that humans should utilize technology to artificially boost their intelligence and physical capabilities. His vision of the future allows for basic body functions to be stimulated using these futuristic implants that would allow humans to heal or access unreachable functions of the brain. The technology is similar to what DARPA is currently developing for the future soldiers.
In an interview, Istvan stated the following: “I have friends who are buying tickets to Central America to perform this kind of surgery. I know two people who are doing this, but it’s secretive because even getting a doctor to do this in Central America is difficult.”
According to Istvan, one of them will try his luck with a doctor from Honduras, while the other will travel to Eastern Europe. Their identities remain undisclosed because otherwise, American authorities could attempt to prevent them from traveling abroad to perform the unusual surgery.
Fabio Evangelista is a Brazilian writer.
Crossed Paths is the first book of the Myra-Hati trilogy, an epic adventure in a post-apocalyptic world, for the lovers of sci-fi / fantasy genre. This is the author’s first work published in America.