Apartheid Emerald Mine Space Karen has a new gig: Monkey Vivisectionist

15 of 23 Monkeys with Elon Musk's Neuralink Brain Chips Died:

"Pretty much every single monkey that had had implants put in their head suffered from debilitating health effects," said the PCRM's research advocacy director Jeremy Beckham. "They were, frankly, maiming and killing the animals."

Neuralink chips were implanted by drilling holes into the monkeys' skulls. One primate developed a bloody skin infection and had to be euthanized. Another was discovered missing fingers and toes, "possibly from self-mutilation or some other unspecified trauma," and had to be put down. A third began uncontrollably vomiting shortly after surgery, and days later "appeared to collapse from exhaustion/fatigue." An autopsy revealed the animal suffered from a brain hemorrhage.

The PCRM filed a complaint with the the US Department of Agriculture on Thursday, accusing UC Davis and Neuralink of nine violations of the Animal Welfare Act. "Many, if not all, of the monkeys experienced extreme suffering as a result of inadequate animal care and the highly invasive experimental head implants during the experiments, which were performed in pursuit of developing what Neuralink and Elon Musk have publicly described as a 'brain-machine interface,'" the group wrote in the complaint. [...]

Musk said in December that Neuralink hoped to start human testing this year.

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12 Responses:

  1. Doctor Memory says:

    Okay this is horrible, but on the bright side: the lulz from watching the instagram/tiktok updates from the fanboys who volunteer to be beta testers at Uncle Elon's Neurosurgery Hut are going to be epic.

  2. sleepdedicaiton says:

    truly horrific

  3. CSL3 says:

    Is it wrong that I saw that "15-of-23" line and thought:

    • CSL3 says:

      ALSO: it turns out that Spider-Man dealt with this problem before, too. (Note to self: carry artificially-flavoured treats when around Telsa employees)

  4. Krisjohn says:

    I had no idea Made For Love was "based on actual events".

  5. MattyJ says:

    Only three out of five people run over by a Tesla on AutoPilot(tm) blowing through a red light will die.

  6. Eric says:

    Turns out "move fast and break things" can work for software, but it's a poor philosophy when it comes to speeding on a motorcycle without a helmet.

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