Elites ‘will have an advantage’ with Neuralink AI brain chips as expert warns of ‘society technology gap’


BRAIN chips may just be the technology future and Elon Musk’s Neuralink recently inserted one in a human.

Some experts believe the gadgets will become popular accessories but, like with all new tech, this could create a divide.


Elon Musk’s Neuralink recently inserted a brain chip in a humanCredit: Neuralink

Erich Kron a security awareness advocate at KnowBe4 told The U.S. Sun that all technology creates divides at first.

“People who have the Neuralink implant in its current iteration would likely have some small benefits in productivity but would likely not be a game changer.

“There will always be a technology gap where at times certain levels of society will have an advantage over others.

“This was true in the days of the first indoor plumbing, the first bicycles, the first automobiles, and other such technology jumps.

“In most cases, society seems to be able to sort itself out fairly quickly,” he said.

Kron also said he believes brain chips could improve society in certain areas.

“I do see where this could actually improve society in areas where people with physical handicaps could now perform tasks they could never do before,” he added.

Another benefit could be the removal of the need for passwords.

“This could be the end of passwords, a feat we have been trying to accomplish for decades.

“The ability to be identified through something as unique as brain wave patterns and a trusted embedded digital identity would be a great step forward toward a world where passwords are no longer needed for most day-to-day activities,” Kron added.

Another KnowBe4 previously told us that the chips will be so popular, we’ll be begging for them.

“One day, the healthcare industry or government will offer some fantastic new capabilities that consumers will beg for and we’ll all beg for them to be implanted into our babies and children,” computer security authority expert Roger Grimes told The U.S. Sun.

“Maybe they will say it will allow easier tracking if your kid is kidnapped. Or closer monitoring of your child’s health. Whatever the killer service is, one day, most of us will probably beg to have one,” he added.

Both experts agreed that brain chips also come with risks.

Having any medical device inserted comes with its own risks to health but there’s also the concern that a gadget like this could be hacked.

“I hope we understand how to best defend against unwanted, malicious manipulation. Because right now, we are terrible at it,” Grimes said when asked about risks brain chip users could face in the future.

Kron has his own concerns about hackers and brain chip users struggling to tell what’s real and what’s fake.

“I think one of the biggest security risks we would face with electronics interfaced into our brains is that of deception,” he said.