Neuralink Co-Founder Quits, Warns of Safety Failures Such as Brain Damage

Nothing to see here, just a co-founder warning loudly of torture and brain damage risks from a company’s attempts to implant sensors.

One of the co-founders of Neuralink, Benjamin Rapoport, has departed from the Elon Musk-led brain-computer interface company due to safety concerns. […] The company relies on implanting tiny electrodes to collect data, a method Rapoport views as potentially harmful due to the risk of brain damage.

Context from history may be useful to understand the stakes, when considering a device that can prevent confidentiality and integrity of the mind.

South African Apartheid was famously destroyed by thoughts of freedom from oppression, the secret hopes and dreams of people who would defeat the Musk family dynasty (overcome tools of oppression, technology used to maintain racist power and wealth). Operation Vula by the ANC (which kept even the thoughts of Nelson Mandela safe while in jail) was thus one of the most successful anti-surveillance, anti-Musk stories in history.

Elon Musk, who fled the fall of his family’s Apartheid state in 1988 to become an illegal immigrant in America, seemingly wants to torture and implant hacked sensors into brains to rush the return of a racist dictatorship.

Stephen Bantu Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. He was tortured to death by police as they tried to extract secrets from him.

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