Now Musk’s really hogging the future – check out his piggy brain ...

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Now Musk’s really hogging the future – check out his piggy brain gizmo

The chip could help return mobility to the paralysed and sight to the blind, even cure Alzheimer’s

Nick Allen and Olivia Rudgard

Elon Musk has unveiled a brain implant which he claims is vital to the future of humanity and could allow people to communicate by telepathy, download memories into robots, and develop X-ray “super vision”.

In a video demonstration the billionaire entrepreneur showed off a pig called Gertrude which had one of the coin-sized devices inserted into her head two months ago.

Experts and academics remained cautious about Musk’s claims, while critics dubbed him “Muskenstein” and called the pig “Cypork”...

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