Microsoft founder Bill Gates has plowed millions of dollars into a company developing brain-computer interface chip implants.
Gates joins other wealthy investors, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, in buying shares in Synchron, Inc., a brain computing interface company.
The major investments come as global power elites race to successfully “hack” the human brain by linking it to computers.
The move from Gates and Bezos comes just weeks after Twitter boss Elon Musk, the co-founder of Neuralink, announced that the company is just six months away from implanting brain-computer interfaces in humans.
Syncron just announced it has received $75 million from its latest round of funding.
A large amount of that $75 million stemmed from Gates Frontier, which is an investment arm of Bill Gates alongside Microsoft.
Another chunk of the investment came from an investment by Bezos Expeditions.
“Synchron is focused on restoring some helpful capabilities to paralyzed patients, who can use its Synchron Switch, a brain-computer interface (BCI), to move a computer cursor on a screen with just their thoughts,” Fortune reported about Synchron’s goals.
“With a minimally-invasive procedure, the BCI is implanted in the blood vessel on the surface of the motor cortex of the brain via the jugular vein.
“Other companies, including Neuralink, use more invasive techniques that involve going through the skull.”
On the surface, it appears Synchron’s goal is to help disabled people.
However, as history teaches us, new technology is usually intercepted and used for war or other nefarious plans.
Brain-computer interfaces raise concerns that humans could be susceptible to being hacked.
Critics warn that high-profile humans could be “hacked,” leading to catastrophic results.
The damage that can be done by a powerful human being controlled by an outside source is unimaginable.
— Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial) June 30, 2019
Gates has often invested heavily in controversial technology.
As Slay News has reported, Gates invested a staggering $200 million in projects that seek to track the public’s individual movements through digital IDs.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has increased its investment in digital ID projects through part of a $1.27 billion package.
The government of Canada also announced that it is working on a new federal “Digital Identity Program” after partnering with Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum (WEF).
Canada joins the Dutch government in developing a global digital ID system in partnership with the WEF.
The program seeks to create digital proof-of-identity documents for all citizens that are logged in a system used by airports, authorities, and government agencies.
Outside of tech, Gates also invested in an artificial breastmilk company along with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
The move provoked outrage earlier this year as the investments came at the same time that America was battling a nationwide baby formula shortage.