He talked about everything: this was Elon Musk’s debut at Clubhouse | Digital Trends Spanish


Clubhouse is the trendy social network for Apple device users. And Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, has not been left out of this phenomenon and was invited to participate in the ephemeral audio platform.

Of course, because Clubhouse is an app in which -in addition to being exclusively available for iOS- it is only possible to participate if the user receives an invitation.

And Musk was invited to participate in the program Good time, where he shared audio messages on virtually every topic: from his brain-computer interface project Neuralink, manned missions to Mars, bitcoins, and the GameStop phenomenon.

The Neuralink monkey

Although he has not shown images so far, Musk said he is already testing the technology of the Neuralink project in primates, with which he seeks to implant brain chips to help the recovery of people with neurodegenerative lesions.

“We have a monkey with a wireless implant in his skull with little wires that can play video games with his mind. You can’t see where the implant is and it’s a monkey. We have the best monkey facilities in the world. We want them to play Mind-Pong with each other ”.

However, he warned that “the first applications will really only be for people who have a severe brain injury, in whom the value of the implant is enormous.”

Mars in five years

The founder of the aerospace company SpaceX assured that five and a half years is the deadline that has been set to bring humans to Mars. To do this, he is working on the Starship ship, which has already officially begun its tests.

However, other advances must first be made. “The important thing is that we establish Mars as a self-sufficient civilization,” he said.

Bitcoins

Musk also reiterated that he is a fervent supporter of bitcoins. In fact, one of them, Dogecoin, had a rise of more than 300 percent, after an intervention by the founder of Tesla himself.

“Arguably the most entertaining outcome, the most ironic outcome would be for Dogecoin to become the Earth currency of the future,” he stated.

GameStop

Another issue addressed by the businessman was the controversy surrounding GameStop shares, the value of which was boosted after small Reddit investors turned against investors from the hedge funds, who were betting on the fall of the titles.

“People demand the truth. Has something shady happened down here? ”Musk asked Robinhood’s CEO Vlad Tenev, who had joined the conversation.

“I wouldn’t attribute cloudiness or anything like that,” Tenev replied.

Robinhood was one of the apps used by Reddit users to buy GameStop shares.

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