Elon Musk’s firm Neuralink could build a “Jurassic Park,” co-founder

Hold your butts!

The co-founder of Elon Musk’s firm Neuralink says they have the technology to build a true-to-life version of “Jurassic Park.”

“We could probably build Jurassic Park if we wanted to,” Max Hodak tweeted Saturday. “They wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs, but [shrugging emoji]Maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic new strains. “

Hodak did not explain how his neurotechnology company would be able to revive the long-extinct prehistoric beasts, but he later defended the idea, claiming it could increase biodiversity.

“Biodiversity (anti-fragility) is certainly valuable; conservation is important and makes sense, ”Hodak tweeted. ‘But why do we stop there? Why don’t we deliberately try to generate new diversity? “

But in the 1993 movie “Jurassic Park,” based on a bestselling book published by Michael Crichton in 1990, the scientific plan goes awry.

Paleontologists who tour the island of genetically resurrected dinosaurs find themselves in T-Rex big trouble when the monsters come loose and start hunting people.

The film was the top-grossing film of its opening year and the top-grossing film ever at that time. In a memorable scene, the character Ray Arnold, played by Samuel L. Jackson, proclaims, “Hold your ass!” while activating Jurassic Park’s failing security system.

Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak says “why aren’t we deliberately trying to generate new diversity?”

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A scene from Jurassic Park (1993).

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Meanwhile, last summer, Neuralink unveiled a working prototype brain implant device that its founders believe can cure everything from blindness to quadriplegia.

Musk showed an early version of the gadget he implanted in a pig and later said human trials could begin as early as 2021.