Elon Musk thinks we need to add a layer of digital intelligence to our brains

REUTERS/Rashid Umar AbbasiElon Musk, Chairman of SolarCity and CEO of Tesla Motors, speaks at SolarCity’s Inside Energy Summit in Manhattan, New York October 2, 2015. Elon Musk thinks that humans are going to need to add a digital layer of intelligence to our brains to avoid becoming house cats to artificial intelligence.  Musk believes that as AI continues to advance, humans will be left behind, and that even in the most banal situation, we’ll be treated like pets by artificial intelligence, as he explained on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference in Southern California. Enter something called “neural lace,” a technology concept that Musk finds “quite important” that he thinks companies need to be working on. Neural lace is essentially a wireless brain-computer system.  “I don’t love the idea of being a house…


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