Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk has argued that Neuralink, the neural chip he wants to insert in our brains, is a better way to experience a digital environment, compared to the metaverse.
Speaking to The Babylon Bee, Musk flatly stated that he wasn’t sure if he would “buy into the metaverse thing”, even though people were talking about it to him. Musk argued that people were unlikely to leave the “physical world” to join a “digital one”.
Taking a shot at the way metaverse works, he added that virtual reality headsets give people motion sickness and are uncomfortable to wear.
“In the long term, a sophisticated Neuralink could put you fully into virtual reality. I think we’re far from disappearing into the metaverse, this sounds just kind of buzzwordy”, he said.
Musk argued that having a metaverse headset on would probably lead to poor eyesight as well, with screens already part of our daily lives.
Wrapping up his two pence on Neuralink, Musk gave his habitual endorsement of crypto, arguing that digital currencies would live on, but pushback from governments may effectively slow down their adoption.
Neuralink is already gearing up to put brain chips in people in 2022 in a move that may be seen as highly controversial by some but will put Musk’s claim to a test. If you can’t decide between the metaverse or Neuralink, we recommend that you look at crypto gaming.