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Play Civilization VI with the power of the mind ? It's possible thanks to Neuralink

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A new turning point has just been reached in the history of interaction between man and machine. Noland Arbaugh, paralyzed in all four limbs and the first man to receive the Neuralink brain implant, demonstrated that he was already capable of doing wonders with it. After demonstrating during a live event on 𝕏 that he could already play digital chess and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Noland has reached a new milestone. During a late-night gaming session, he played Civilization VI~ for 6 hours straight 60~/strong>.

A leap forward in the world of technology

Whoever has who has already had his hands on the Firaxis Games game knows the complexity of this turn-based strategy game. Before his accident which deprived him of his mobility, the young man, aged 29, was already passionate about this game like millions of other players.

Thanks to the N1 chip manufactured by Neuralink, he can now interact with his PC and control it as anyone would, only by thought< /strong>. « Now I can just stay in bed and play as much as I want. Honestly, the biggest hassle I faced was having to wait for the implant to charge once I had used it up ” did he declare. At this stage, it's still a matter of detail.

His little virtual adventure will therefore have lasted until&#8217 ;at six in the morning, in complete autonomy. Before his operation, he could play it, but only if a friend could be there with him. Not necessarily optimal given the number of decisions and clicks to make when starting a game of Civilization VI.

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Impressive but controversial techno

He even achieved very good results against his father on Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, it's almost sci-fi at this level. He says it himself: “ Playing Mario Kart and finishing second several times completely amazed me. I didn't think it would be possible, after just a week of use it was crazy. Even if my dad and my friend wouldn't let me win “.

Of course, Neuralink technology is not viewed favorably by everyone. Already accused of animal abuse during testing of the chip, Neuralink must now face other criticism, particularly concerning the long-term side effects of this technology. There, we are still swimming in the unknown and no data currently allows us to affirm that it is safe.

Especially since&# 8217;Elon Musk does not want to stop there and hopes one day that his chip will allow other patients to regain mobility; not by controlling a PC or phone, but their members directly. Those who resist transhumanism will have something to chew on. In any case, Noland will forever remain the very first man to have controlled a PC so precisely just by thought.

    < li>Noland Arbaugh, the first patient to benefit from the Neuralink implant, managed to play all night at Civilization VI.< /li>

  • He controlled the PC without the help of its members and only through thought.
  • He also played Mario Kart 8: Deluxe with his father and came second several times.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116