Researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs alike are working on developing brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Among them is Elon Musk, who has been exploring the possibility with Neuralink. Brain-controlled devices in the form of prosthetics have already demonstrated they can do more than turn us into interconnected cyborgs: they can also provide life-changing support for those who have lost the ability to use a limb or other part of their body due to injury or illness.
Prosthetics have been around a long time, and over time their design has become less clunky and easier for patients to use. But prosthetics that could be directly connected to the brain wouldn’t just improve mobility and ease of use, they would also drastically improve functionality — perhaps even beyond what would be possible with our limbs naturally.