Elon Musk believes that the robots will take over mankind one day. He likened the idea of humans merging with machines to become cyborgs, in order to keep up with fast-evolving machine intelligence - calling it a \u201cmerger of biological intelligence and machine intelligence,\u201d according to this Verge report. \r\n\r\nMusk is now launching a new company called Neuralink, as reported first by The Wall Street Journal. The objective of Neuralink: to discover technology that will allow human brains to interface with computers, a la cyborgs.\r\n\r\nWhile not much information is publicly available on the company, media reports suggest that Neuralink is a California-registered, \u2018medical-research\u2019 entity. The registration took place in July 2016. Media reports also suggest that Elon is looking to fund the project himself.\r\n\r\nMusk took to social media to confirm Neuralink\u2019s founding and tweeted the following: \u2018Difficult to dedicate the time, but the existential risk is too high not to.\u2019\r\n\r\nLong Neuralink piece coming out on @waitbutwhy in about a week. Difficult to dedicate the time, but existential risk is too high not to.\r\n\u2014 Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2017\r\n\r\n\r\nHe also mentioned that a full explanation on the company and its technology will be available next week on Tim Urban\u2019s WaitButWhy website, which has already written extensively about Artificial Super Intelligence and its impact on the human race in the near future, i.e. 2030. \u00a0\u00a0\r\nAcing The Brain With Neural Lace\r\nNeuralink\u2019s basic premise deals with exploring the benefits and features of \u2018neural lace\u2019 - a method of implanting millions of tiny electrodes in the brain in order to enable it to become more machine-like through direct, computing abilities. \r\n\r\nMusk has frequently spoken about the idea of neural lace technology. At the 2016 Re\/code Code Conference, he posited the idea of humans needing to merge with technology through altered brain functions in order to be viewed as \u201clittle more than domestic pets,\u201d in an eventuality. \u201cI think one of the solutions that seems maybe the best is to add an AI layer ... A third, digital layer above the cortex that could work well and symbiotically with you,\u201d he said. \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=ZrGPuUQsDjo\r\n\r\nHe also teased out the idea of neural lace in another tweet when a follower asked him about \u2018progress on the neural lace front\u2019 and he replied with \u201cmaybe next month.\u201d This exchange took place on January 25, 2017, almost 2 months to the day.\r\n\r\n@BelovedRevol Maybe next month\r\n\u2014 Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 25, 2017\r\n\r\n\r\nOther companies that are looking to achieve singularity (a point in time and space where human and artificial intelligence will meld and connect together) include Paypal Braintree co-founder Bryan Johnson\u2019s Kernel. Kernel has a team of neuroscientists and software engineers who are looking at reversing the effects of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer\u2019s and Parkinson\u2019s, among others. They hope that the technology will eventually make the human brain smarter, faster and more \u2018wired.\u2019 \r\n\r\nIn this Verge interview, Johnson said, \u201cWe know if we put a chip in the brain and release electrical signals, that we can ameliorate symptoms of Parkinson's...This has been done for spinal cord pain, obesity, anorexia\u2026 what hasn\u2019t been done is the reading and writing of neural code.\u201d \r\n\r\nElon Musk has always been at the forefront of far-thinking and so-called futuristic technology. The other ventures that he has launched successfully include the hybrid car brand \u2018Tesla,\u2019 SpaceX which looks to send commercial manned missions into space to eventually colonise another planet for inhabitation, as well as build out future transportation technology Hyperloop, Tunnels (which is a tunnel boring machine), and Open AI - a non-profit based research organisation to explore the science and ethics of futuretech.