Newswire: Elon Musk says it’s time for humans to become cyborgs

Even though real life is already starting to resemble a dystopian movie thanks to Donald Trump’s presidency, famous rich guy Elon Musk—one of the people behind Tesla, SpaceX, and PayPal, to name a few—seems to think that this dystopia doesn’t have nearly enough of a sci-fi edge. According to CNBC (via The Verge), Musk recently told the attendees at the World Government Summit in Dubai that humans are going to have to become cyborgs if they want to compete with the futuristic artificial intelligences that guys like him are working on.

He says it’s “mostly about the bandwidth,” in the sense that a computer can communicate at “a trillion bits per second” while a pathetic human brain can only do it at “about 10 bits per second.” Because of that, he says, humans are going to need to upgrade themselves in order to keep up …

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