Elon Musk, Neuralink and brain sex could send us into the arms of ourselves. Nice.
Sick of your friend-with-benefits? Too lazy to make yourself spunky and go out and find a mate? Your spouse not giving you hot love because you haven’t got out of your tracky dakkies in 2 weeks?
Now, you don’t even need to try to impress people. The future is here, and it’s lazy as hell.
Elon Musk’s company Neuralink might be able to give you orgasms without having a mate anywhere near you. And this is even without even having to use your hands.
For the backstory on the weird world of Neuralink, click here.
Okay, now that you have caught up, here’s what Neuralink could theoretically offer people wanting more from their sex lives. This might be in our imagination at this stage, but Elon needs to take it as a clear signal of market demand.
Some experts think that the ground-breaking implant could totally transform human sexuality.
Musk says his goal with Neuralink is primarily to connect human brains to artificial intelligence. He says that it could liberate people with severe paralysis by enabling them to control robotic arms and perhaps even entire exoskeletons in the future.
But humans are just a bunch of dirty animals, and we are already ahead of him.
Sexy times, brain sex, and orgasms
We already know that stimulation of certain areas of our brains can give us spontaneous orgasms.
Strangely, Dr Stuart Meloy developed a device that could bring about orgasms in the brains of his patients. Originally designed to give pain relief, he accidentally discovered it could trigger orgasms if he hit the wrong part of the brain while using it (but we all know it was the right part of the brain).
Meloy told New Scientist, “we implanted electrodes into the spine and used electrical pulses to modify the pain signals passing along the nerves. I was placing the electrodes and suddenly the woman started exclaiming emphatically, ‘You’re going to have to teach my husband to do that’.”
Meloy had accidentally sent the woman to orgasm central by connecting his pain management tool to a specific spot.
Now spin that in a Neuralink context. If the chip can help bring mobility back to limbs and sight back to eyes, then it is entirely possible that the chip could give us orgasms on demand.
There are sceptics out there who said a ‘hard no’ to the idea of getting a bit of their skull taken out and a chip put in their brain … are you a sceptic now?
Orgasms on-demand change everything, don’t they?