Biden Admin Launches Investigation Into Elon Musk’s Company Neuralink: Report | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ryan Saavedra.

    The Biden administration has reportedly launched a federal investigation into one of Elon Musk's companies over allegations that the company may have violated animal-welfare laws.

    The investigation into Neuralink, where Musk serves as CEO, was launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Inspector General at the request of a federal prosecutor, Reuters reported.

    The neurotechnology company is developing "ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers," according to its website.

    The report said that the investigation centers around potential violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which "regulates the treatment of animals in research, teaching, testing, exhibition, transport, and by dealers," according to the agency.

    The report admits that "Neuralink treats animals quite well compared to other research facilities," according to interviews with employees. Executives at the company have talked of building a "Monkey Disneyland" at one testing facility while wanting the animals to live in a "monkey Taj Mahal" at another location.

    A small number of employees at the company have reportedly claimed that Musk's insistence on pushing for faster times in getting products to the point where they can be tested on humans has led to mistakes in the tests that have been conducted on various animals, including monkeys and pigs.

    The employees allege that the mistakes have led to more animals having to be killed because of botched surgeries and because the experiments have to be conducted again. The animals are often killed at the end of the experiments because post mortem analysis is often needed to determine the effectiveness of the experiment.

    Some of the mistakes that have reportedly plagued the experiments are simple in nature, like implanting the wrong device or implanting a device in on the wrong vertebra of animals.

    The news comes after Musk said last week that he expects a the company's wireless brain chips to enter human clinical trials within the next six months. The goal of the implants is to help disabled people be able to move and communicate.

    "We want to be extremely careful and certain that it will work well before putting a device into a human," Musk said. "The progress at first, particularly as it applies to humans, will seem perhaps agonizingly slow, but we are doing all of the things to bring it to scale in parallel. So, in theory, progress should be exponential."

poll#169
Considering how abjectly corrupt and civilly abusive the Left has become regarding the corrosive effect of their elected leaders; their entrenched and ruling bureaucracy; employing their failed Education Industry as Indoctrinators; their collusive private sector operators, such as the terminally discredited Legacy Media and Big Tech censorship of Free Speech: What will be the best course forward for hardworking Middle Americans, including the Patriot Class?
  Withdraw from society, go underground and plan for a resurgence when it is feasible to do so.
  Work within the confines of better policy by the People's government, once good sense and sanity is restored in the electorate at large, to achieve such.
  Are you a crazy, nut-job Insurrectionist? Everything is perfect within our plan to achieve our intended goals for the Socialist Left.
  Secession to form a true Constitutional Republic.
189 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Americans are still feeling the pinch at the grocery store even with inflation slightly decreasing, and prices will likely still be high in 2023.
Netflix announced they have acquired the rights to tell the tragic story of Tyre Nichols' death at the hands of 5 black police officers. Leadership at the streaming giant confirmed the police officers will be portrayed by white actors.
Tesla reported record financial performance that exceeded expectations despite concern over the recent purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, the electric automaker’s chief executive.
It’s been well-documented that government-forced school shutdowns during the pandemic have contributed to learning loss among students.
A federal judge blocked a California law that allowed the state to punish doctors who shared alleged “misinformation” about COVID.
Good people everywhere want to see Ukraine defend itself against the brutal Russian invasion, but if the real goal of U.S. foreign policy is to oust Vladimir Putin, let’s hope the diplomats and spies have thought things through.

HbAD1

A national watchdog group lists U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning of North Carolina’s 6th congressional district as one of the top ethics violators in 2022.
Federal District Court nominee Charnelle Marie Bjelkengren appeared to struggle with the most basic of questions during her Thursday morning hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, failing to recall the purpose of both Article V and Article II of the United States Constitution.
Scholars have uncovered new evidence showing that Pharaoh's infamous hanging of his chief baker was a result of discovering walnuts in his brownies.
Southwest Airlines reported a $220 million loss in the fourth quarter and warned investors that fallout from the company’s holiday meltdown would continue.
Two New York GOP leaders are calling for answers from the Biden administration over secretly transporting migrants across the U.S. after dozens of Columbian immigrants have moved to the upstate community of Jamestown.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top