When Implanted Neuro Chips Are Top of Mind with Kris Lance

By Kelly Barner | July 26, 2023

Elon Musk is the founder of Tesla and SpaceX and the owner of Twitter. He is as eccentric as he is wealthy. He also happens to be one of the founders of Neuralink, a neurotechnology company that recently received FDA approval to implant chips into human brains. The stated use case is restoring autonomy to people with physical impairments, but the potential applications are as broad as the ethical questions raised by this new capability.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes back Kris Lance, Senior Director at Una, for a recurring monthly conversation about current news stories. Kris has experience in multiple industries and has his finger on the pulse of the trends and topics that procurement, sourcing, and supply chain professionals need to be aware of.


In this conversation, Kris and Kelly discuss the multiple levels of concerns and considerations associated with such a groundbreaking technology:

  • How an individual’s risk tolerance plays into the decision to participate in medical innovation
  • The possibility of regulation should such a treatment be approved for widespread use
  • The importance of courage – whether in pursuit of a daring goal or in allowing for differences of opinion


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