The genes on these hypothetical manmade dinos would not be authentic to the ancestors that inspired them, Max Hodak clarifies. Would that make them any less intriguing?
Max Hodak, business partner to Elon Musk and his Neuralink company, claims an actual version of the sci-fi film franchise’s Jurassic Park of genetically engineered dinosaurs is not an impossibility. They could probably build one, apparently. But the realization of such a vision, however, depends on whether or not tech whizzes would want to as well.
This rather highly ambitious statement was made viewable to the public through Hodak’s Twitter account. The Neuralink co-founder typed out that whatever dinosaurs this potential park could produce would not be genetically genuine. Nonetheless, he added that thanks to “15 years of breeding and engineering”, creating “super exotic novel species” is still a considerable likelihood.
Fox Business found that a significant number of responses to Hodak’s shared insight brought much suspicion to the real-life Jurassic Park discourse.
It is easy to see how many could come across such a Tweet and think of a real-life Jurassic Park as no more than a silly or impractical undertaking. Yet, over time, Elon’s ever-expanding career has already proven many a skeptic wrong.
With the feats Musk has accomplished as executive to Tesla and SpaceX, could he and Hodak achieve yet another colossal comeback? With a legitimate Jurassic Park, to say the least?
Huge steps in implantable computer interface technology and brain science aimed at the improvement of neurological connections for those with Alzheimer’s diagnosis, paralysis, dementia, and other serious ailments have been the focus of Neuralink’s technological advancement.
In July of 2020, it was even claimed by Musk that Neuralink would soon have the ability to stream music directly into the brains of users.
Nostalgia for the prehistoric
It’s safe to assume that most people will have already seen, or at least heard of Jurassic Park at least once or a couple times in their life. With its fascinating plot set in an expansive theme park of man-made dinosaurs, made possible by genetic scientists who extract dinosaur DNA out of prehistoric mosquitoes, the sci-fi film remains fondly in the hearts of many.
The 1993 movie sports thrilling suspense and action when the Jurassic Park’s dinosaurs, plenty of which are carnivorous and life-threatening to man, break out of their enclosures and wreak terrifying havoc throughout the park before it can even have its grand opening.
“Jurassic World”, directed by Colin Trevorrow, grossed a total of $1.67 billion after its release in 2015. Trevorrow is also set to handle the succeeding installment to “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” which was directed by J.A. Bayona and grossed a sum of $1.3 billion
While others would probably have it on their bucket list, not all lovers of Jurassic Park will agree that going to visit the “real” Jurassic Park in the flesh, provided that they literally could, is an absolute necessity. Until humanity’s “tech whizzes” provide fans with this debatable real-life experience, revisiting the film’s modernized yet prehistoric world through the screen of an exquisite quality TV like the Samsung 50-Inch Class Crystal Smart TV, or the Samsung 65” Class The Frame TV should be good enough.