Elon Musk has been talking a great deal about neurotechnology and attaching computers directly to our brains to help us interact more quickly and efficiently depending on the situations we find ourselves in. While I'm an avid proponent of using technology to solve problems, I struggle to find what problem is actually solved by connecting our brains to cold silicon. Is it just for efficiency? Is it for correctness? Is it to make us a species of equals, as everybody will have the same skillset despite the different backgrounds? Even when I think about just the positive aspects of such a technology, I can't help but ask the question: who really benefits from this?
It sure as heck isn't the common person.