While Elon Musk is working on sending a man mission to Mars and creating electric cars that might self-drive someday, Max Hodak, one of his business partners, recently tweeted that he could build a real-world Jurassic Park.
Hodak, who along with Musk and other partners, co-founded the brain-machine interfacing company Neuralink, recently tweeted that “we could probably build a Jurassic Park if we wanted to.” Expanding on that rather terrifying thought, he then said that “maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic novel species.”
we could probably build jurassic park if we wanted to. wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs but 🤷♂️. maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic novel species
— Max Hodak (@max_hodak) April 4, 2021
And that’s it, that’s the entire tweet.
It’s possible that Hodak isn’t very familiar with the Jurassic Park series or the fact that the concept of a theme park full of man-made dinosaurs doesn’t actually work out. To say the very least, Isla Nublar does not turn into a dinosaur-filled version of Disney Land.
Back in early February, Neualink revealed that it’s now testing its brain-machine interface devices on monkeys after moving on from pigs. The company also recently shared a video of a monkey with a Neuralink implant playing pong with its brain (see the video above).
It’s more than likely Hodak isn’t entirely serious and is just trying to get media like myself to write a 200-word blog post about his tweet, similar to a feat Musk pulls off on a nearly daily basis with his own Twitter account — congratulations, it worked.
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