Rich Americans seek black market brain implants in bid to plug into artificial intelligence 'mat
A pair of super-rich American technology gurus are planning to undergo surgery to install experimental implants directly into their brains.
The two men are currently trying to find a doctor willing to perform this untested and highly risky procedure, The Mirror has learned.
If they survive the operation, the men hope to be able to directly communicate with the primitive forms of artificial intelligence currently being developed in labs across the world.
But critics and conspiracy theorists fear these pioneering implants are the first step towards creating a society where every human is plugged into "the matrix".
Zoltan Istvan, a U.S. Presidential candidate, personally knows both of these would-be bionic men.
He is the global leader of the Transhumanist movement, which believes human beings should use technology to artificially boost their intelligence or physical prowess.
In an interview with The Mirror, Istvan said: "I have friends who are buying tickets to Central America to perform this kind of surgery.
"I know two people who are doing this, but it's secretive because even getting a doctor to do this in Central America is difficult."
One of the pair is planning to visit a doctor in Honduras, whilst the other will journey to Eastern Europe, Istvan said.
He did not name the men, because it is feared that American authorities may try to stop them from travelling aboard to undergo surgery.
"They work in AI and it would be the very first time someone got an implant specifically to use brain waves to connect with rudimentary artificial intelligences," Ivstan added.
"The technology will allow them to carry out basic conversations. That's how far this telepathy idea has come."
They have been planning the operation for three years, but have not been able to find a doctor to do the brain surgery.
"The real trick is finding a doctor to perform this and keeping themselves safe," Istvan added.
Academics and conspiracy theorists have issued many warnings about the potential implications of brain implants and transhumanism in general.
Francis Fukuyama, the thinker renowned for heralding 'The End of History' a few years before it began again when 9/11 sparked the war of terror, famously named transhumanism as one of "the world's most dangerous ideas".
In an interview with the Big Issue published last week, the notorious David Icke took a break from claiming shape-shifting lizards ruled the world to make an astonishing warning about brain implants.
"What this has all been heading towards is ‘implantables’, where the devices are inserted under your skin and start to affect human consciousness from a central grid," he suggested.
"The people in charge have always been massively outnumbered and their greatest fear is the human race waking up, but once they’re able to alter our thought processes from a central computer it’s game over.
"That’s the biggest threat we’re facing over the next few years.”
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