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First Neuralink patient says implant is like an “aimbot” for gaming

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Noland Arbaugh revealed on Joe Rogan’s popular podcast how the Neuralink implant could change the face of competitive gaming.

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Noland Arbaugh, Neuralink’s first human patient, has already seen how the implant has improved his gaming sessions. Whether it’s spending hours on Civilization IV or playing and winning games of chess.

Now, the 29-year-old has revealed to Joe Rogan that having the Neuralink implant is like “have an aimbot” for the games in his head.

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During the latest episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Arbaugh explained that the implant’s aim detection is so fast and accurate that it will likely one day require the creation of separate leagues in competitive gaming.

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Sometimes it’s so good that it moves before I even think about moving“, explains Arbaugh. “With video games, you just have to think for something to move somewhere.

In the latest episode of the podcast, Arbaugh explained that being faster in thinking will make it difficult for players to keep up with Neuralink. Currently, Arbaugh, who is paralyzed from the waist down, has demonstrated the implant’s prowess online by playing a virtual game of chess.

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However, the implant has yet to be tested in first-person shooter games like Fortnite or Call of Duty, where Arbaugh believes it could really make a difference.

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Rogan, fascinated by the idea, imagined in the episode how Neuralink might perform in games like Quake, where fast and precise aiming is necessary to gain the upper hand over enemies and other players.

It’s going to be crazy for something like Quake“, says Rogan. “Or a fast-paced first-person shooter, you run down corridors, grab people and shoot instantly.

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To date, Arbaugh has yet to top the gaming tournament leaderboards with the Neuralink implant. However, he is preparing to receive another brain implant. According to Elon Musk himself, the second Neuralink will allow the other hemisphere of Arbaugh’s brain to interact ‘telepathically’ with his PC.

Musk said on X/Twitter that it would be like having two-handed control capability, similar to that of a mouse and keyboard.

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