Elon's Brain Computer, Big Tech's Big Day in Congress, and More News

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Elon Musk is planning to stitch a computer into your brain

Last night, Elon Musk presented the first product from his company Neurolink: a tiny computer chip attached to ultra-fine, electrode-studded wires, stitched into living brains by a robot. If the technology works, it will pick up signals from across your brain and translate them into code to do things like control a computer, or maybe even to help the blind see . So far the technology has only been used in rats and primates, but Musk hopes to have it tested on a human patient as soon as the end of next year.

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Cocktail Conversation

Yesterday, executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple took the stand in front of Congress to claim that they face fierce competition, and denied that they were monopolies. That didn't go over so well. “The notion that they all see themselves in fierce competition I think strains credulity,” said one representative. "We’ve seen the total absence of any ability to regulate themselves, so I think it will absolutely require some action by Congress.” Is Congress finally going to crack down on big tech ?

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