brain computers are entirely a new invention that Elon Musk is working to bring into a reality. Brain computing is based on the assumption that the human brain, which is a reservoir of neural cells or nerve cells, can transfer information through neurons (electrical transmission) to the computers. The easiest way to understand this concept is to consider the method with which the world-renowned British astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking, talks to his students and audience by using a Speech Synthesizer connected to his computer. Elon Musk's brain computers, on the other hand, should be able to connect brains directly to the computers so that every thought in a person's brain will be displayed on or communicated through the computer.

A deluge of funds

Despite tweeting that outside investors are not momentarily welcomed, Elon Musk's Neuralink Corp has secured a total of $27 Million funds from undisclosed investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It is easy to understand why the company received such a deluge of funds; it all boils down to the man at the helms of affairs - Elon Musk - whose glaring successes at running Tesla, Inc., and SpaceX cannot be overlooked.

Can Neuralink Corp pull this off?

Elon Musk, 46, is known to be a goal-getter; so, all eyes will be on him to repeat the same miracles he has done at Tesla, Inc., and SpaceX. However, the Neuralink Corp's website offers sparse insights into what exactly the company will be doing to achieve this landmark invention.

The website only states that the Company "is developing ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers." About the kinds of employees the Company would be hiring for this project, it is stated that "no neuroscience experience is required: Talent and drive matter far more.

...We expect our team to come from other areas and industries."

Possible benefits of brain computers

Brain computers should benefit those who have speech impediments such as people suffering from ALS and Parkison's disease. It may also be useful for those who are experiencing memory loss. The justice system could use brain computers to detect if an accused is lying or not.

However, it is too early to speculate on how brain computers will eventually be used. Elon Musk and the Neuralink Corp's team he is putting together must justify the practicality and safety of their project before it could be publicly embraced.