Elon Musk’s firm ‘has the technology’ to build a real Jurassic Park

La caída de los niveles de CO2 puede haber abierto pasillos a través de los desiertos permitiendo a los dinosaurios herbívoros realizar viajes épicos

Could dinosaurs roam the Earth thanks to Musk’s firm?


A firm owned by Elon Musk has the technology to build a real-life version of Jurassic Park, its co-founder has said.

Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak boasted about the company’s capabilities, although conceded the dinosaurs wouldn’t be “genetically authentic”.

He tweeted on Tuesday: “We could probably build jurassic park if we wanted to.

“Wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs but...” (and then a shrug emoji).

“Maybe 15 years of breeding and engineering to get super exotic novel species.”

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In the film and novel Jurassic Park, genetically-resurrected dinosaurs break free from their confinement and begin hunting humans and generally causing chaos.

Whether this particular plot point would be included in Hodak’s vision is not clear... Though we would hope not.

In a follow-up post he added: “Biodiversity (antifragility) is definitely valuable; conservation is important and makes sense.

“But why do we stop there? Why don’t we more intentionally try to generate novel diversity?”

However, people were quick to dampen his spirits and point out ways in which the idea would fail to work.

One fellow Twitter user asked if he hadn’t learned anything from disaster movies:

While another pointed out that there are “several movies about why this is a bad idea”:

Neuralink is a startup which is working on an implant that would build a digital link between brains and computers to monitor brain activity.

As far as we know, it has no intention to diversify into the complicated field of resurrecting dinosaurs, though we would be interested to see how doing so would affect the company’s stock prices.

Meanwhile, it is not the first time Hodak has attracted bemusement for his bizarre Twitter feed.

Last month, he suggested there could be a new religion facilitated by entheogens - in other words psychoactive substances like LSD.

And he has also tried his hand at offering fitness advice:

All in all, a busy man.

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