Elon Musk Pushed His AI, Brain Chips in a CCP State Publication
“With the development of brain-machine interface technology, in the long term, this connection is expected to expand the channels of communication between the outside world and the human brain, ‘accessing’ more brain regions and new neural data. This technology could allow humans to effectively integrate with artificial intelligence.” —Elon Musk, pushing his brain chips in a CCP state publication
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was widely acclaimed a savior and hero by US conservatives and pro-free speech voices a few months ago when he initially attempted to buy Twitter, claiming he wanted to make it pro-free speech again. While Musk may have been very sincere at the time (he is now in a legal battle to try and withdraw from the Twitter contract), his transhumanism and heavy investment in a Tesla branch in China (where every business is directly answerable to the genocidal Chinese Communist Party [CCP]) raised red flags—literally.
A Musk article republished in English on Substack a couple of weeks ago makes Musk’s commitment to free speech even more questionable. Musk wrote an article for China Cyberspace, “a monthly magazine run by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the central agency for internet control and regulation[ ie censorship].”
In other words, China Cyberspace is a state publication, produced by the same government threatening war against other countries, committing genocide, persecuting Chinese Catholics, and running a dystopian surveillance state. Yet Musk wrote an article trying to gin up interest in his artificial intelligence (AI) and brain chip projects in this magazine. Again, remember as you read that Musk is advertising his AI and brain chips in a Chinese state-affiliated publication.
“[Beijing Channel, Yang Liu, Substack, emphasis added] As technology accelerates, it may one day surpass human understanding and control. . .The generation of sustainable energy. The sun is like a giant fusion generator, from which mankind currently exploits a tiny amount of energy. In the long run, solar energy will become the main source of energy for human civilization. Of course, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, and nuclear power are also useful energy supplements. . .
Eventually, the world economy will be run entirely by sustainable energy sources. . .The faster this transition is achieved, the less risk humanity poses to the environment and the more it will gain. . .[when] fossil fuels are out of the picture, the skies will be cleaner, the world will be quieter. . .Chinese companies will be a force to be reckoned with in the cause of energy innovation.”
I have previously explained how “green” technologies such as solar panels and wind turbines are actually worse for the environment. Musk is also pushing “climate change” alarmism—even though unscientific climate alarmism has been wrong repeatedly and consistently for decades. And note Musk’s positive prediction about Chinese companies at the end.
“Humanoid robots: doing what humans do. . .The Tesla Bot is close to the height and weight of an adult, can carry or pick up heavy objects, walk fast in small steps, and the screen on its face is an interactive interface for communication with people. You may wonder why we designed this robot with legs. Because human society is based on the interaction of a bipedal humanoid with two arms and ten fingers. . .Tesla Bots are initially positioned to replace people in repetitive, boring, and dangerous tasks. But the vision is for them to serve millions of households. . .
Achieving this goal requires that robots evolve to be smart enough and for us to have the ability to mass produce robots. Our ‘four-wheeled robots’ - cars - have changed the way people travel and even live. One day when we solve the problem of self-driving cars (i.e., real-world artificial intelligence), we will be able to extend artificial intelligence technology to humanoid robots, which will have a much broader application than cars. . .Perhaps the only scarcity that will exist in the future is for us to create ourselves as humans.”
But Musk didn’t just want to push AI and robots in this appeal for Chinese government interest. He also particularly wanted to highlight and boast about his Neuralink, the company producing digital chips to be implanted in human brains. Because there’s nothing like CCP-supported brain chips to inspire confidence in the producer’s dedication to free speech.
“Some of our Chinese friends may not be as familiar with Neuralink as with electric cars. These companies focus on developing computer-human brain fusion technologies, developing brain chips the size of coins, similar to wearable devices such as smartphones, except that they integrate more deeply with the user's body—recording and stimulating brain activity through implants in the cerebral cortex.”
Because nothing could go wrong there, right? Remember that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, when describing a pill with a tracking device inside, said, “Imagine the compliance.” The CCP is already running an insane surveillance state even without brain chips—imagine what the CCP could do with the latter. Anyone who thinks having a chip fused with his brain does not lead to increased tyranny is fooling himself.
Musk said that the technology will help those with injuries, such as quadriplegics. I’m all for helping people with such conditions—I can’t even imagine how horrible they are to live with. But humans are not supposed to be fused with AI. And if they are, there is literally no way to prevent all the authoritarian control that such chips allow for.
“With the development of brain-machine interface technology, in the long term, this connection is expected to expand the channels of communication between the outside world and the human brain, ‘accessing’ more brain regions and new neural data. This technology could allow humans to effectively integrate with artificial intelligence.”
Then there’s Musk’s fantasizing about interspace travel. Don’t get me wrong, I think it would be pretty awesome to be able to travel to other planets. But what really struck me about Musk’s words below is that they come from a man who is not Christian; that is, instead of seeing man as the height of creation, given infinite value by being in the image of God and redeemed by Christ, Musk sees man as nearly nothing in the universe at this moment. Is it wrong to worry that a man who values humanity as a whole at so little is not one who can be trusted to care about each individual human life?
“Finally, my greatest hope is that humans create a self-sustaining city on Mars. Many people ask me why I want to explore outer space and turn humans into multi-planetary creatures. In the vast universe, human civilization is like a faint little candle, like a little shimmering light in the void. When the sun expands one day and the Earth is no longer habitable, we can fly to a new home in a spaceship.”
That’s Musk’s transhumanism coming out strongly. He believes humans need to be “improved” upon—not in a moral or intellectual sense but in a technological sense.
“I also welcome more like-minded Chinese partners to join us in exploring clean energy, artificial intelligence, human-machine collaboration, and space exploration to create a future worth waiting for.”
“Pro-free speech” Musk wants to fuse AI to humans—and he wants the greatest mass murderer of all time, the CCP, to help him do it.
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