In the past 2021, Elon Musk was voted “Person of the Year” by Time magazine. This shows the huge influence of billions of Americans on all aspects of life, from finance, economy, politics to science and technology.
And recently, in an interview with Babylon Bee, Elon Musk has just given his personal views on the Metaverse trend that is exploding globally. “I think we are a long way from realizing the so-called Metaverse, this is for sure,” the Tesla boss said.
“Honestly, I haven’t seen anyone capable of wearing VR glasses on their face for a long time. It’s impractical. Not only that, it can affect the eyes and other neurological states. You try it. imagine, you will wear a TV on your face all day?”, shared Elon Musk.
In fact, Elon Musk’s views are not without reason. There are too many reasons that at the present time, Metaverse is still just a fantasy. In terms of medicine, humans are not born to be able to adapt to the virtual 3D environment. The functions of the eyes and especially the nerves do not allow us to be active in the virtual world. Currently, there is no medical opinion that confirms that people can be completely normal in a virtual environment for too long.
In terms of technology, hardware is currently a huge barrier for Metaverse. Not to mention that the price of VR devices is extremely expensive compared to the common ground, just considering the VR-compatible hardware makes consumers shake their heads and stick their tongues out. How many people here own new video cards like RTX 30 series or Radeon RX 5000 series to be able to run the VR utility? In the context of the semiconductor chip market is extremely, extremely scarce, how many years will it take for VR to become popular? 5 years, 10 years or 20 years or maybe never.
In addition to pointing out the disadvantages of Metaverse, Elon Musk thinks that the Neuralink technology he developed has a lot more potential. The integration of brain chips into living organisms is the technology of the future and a breakthrough that helps people rise to new heights.
In April, Neuralink successfully implanted a brain chip in a monkey and this monkey is still developing completely normally. With his brain chip implant technology, this monkey can even play games like a human.
With the initial success of Neuralink, Elon Musk could not hide his joy. This technology billionaire believes that research on brain chips can help humans merge with AI in the near future.
At the moment, Neuralink is actively performing animal experiments. They are waiting to be approved by the US government to be able to perform on humans.