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Federal Investigations and $360 M Contract

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Under Federal Investigation

After showing off recent improvements to Neuralink’s system, like the N1 surgical robot that implants the neural links inside the brain or how they can now track neurons that fire that control the limbs of a pig and how they can fire those neurons to move the limbs to different positions on their own. 

Elon also demoed a monkey using its mind to control and move a cursor to click and enter letters on a virtual keyboard. The monkey was guided by a yellow square that highlighted the letter or word prediction. 

The monkey spelled, “Welcome” and “Can I have snack” in which afterwards a gloved-hand carrying grapes presented itself onscreen. 

During this presentation Musk was sharp to point out a video of the monkey crawling down into the chair to start the experiment, stating how important it is for the audience to see that the monkey is enjoying itself and, like, strapped to a chair against its will with a tube jammed down its throat.

But somehow this is not enough for reports that over 1,500 animals, including sheep, monkeys, and pigs, have died since 2018 by the company from surfacing.

 The USDA is investigating reports that the death was due to rushed experiments. This comes after receiving a letter about violations from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.  

We still think the idea of Neuralink is a pretty cool one and the future of the cell phone. Believe it or not, one day it may be uncool and weird not to be connected to the inter-intranet.

If you are thinking about joining Neuralink here is the jobs page

Kirstie Allen Dies at 71

Emmy-winning actress Kirstie Alley, who played in “Cheers,” the “Look Who’s Talking” films, and other roles, has passed away from cancer at the age of 71.

“She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead,” the statement  from the family said. “As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

Alley was bar manager Rebecca Howe in “Cheers” in 1987 and left in 1993 “. 

Alley debuted in film as Lt. Saavik in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,”. Allen’s most memorable role was alongside John Travolta in the “Look Who’s Talking” films.

Allen played Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop in the 1987 film “Summer School,” and played Gladys Leeman in “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” in 1999. 

Allen attended Kansas State University.


Aaron Judge signs 9-year $360 M Deal

Aaron Judge is staying in the big Apple. Judge has re-signed with the New York Yankees for a 9-year $360 M deal. 

Judge rejected a 7-year $213.5 offer from the Yankees in the spring. Then went on to hit his 62nd homer.