In a recent revelation that has sent shockwaves through the scientific community, Elon Musk's Neuralink brain implant trials on macaque monkeys have come under intense scrutiny.
The investigation has brought to light a distressing incident where a monkey's brain "ruptured" due to the implant, leading to its premature demise. This incident has sparked a heated debate on the readiness of this technology for human trials.
Wired, a reputable news outlet, reported that the trial conducted by Neuralink at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis resulted in severe cerebral swelling and subsequent brain rupture in a female macaque monkey. The seven-year-old primate suffered "severe neurological defects" and endured a distressing 24-hour period, during which it "seized and vomited, lost control of her right leg, and shook uncontrollably."