With the recent presentation released by Neuralink which claimed they had a min. 100x improvement over the best current Utah array approved by FDA plus the fact that other companies like Kernel,etc. funded and backed by very smart people is making me question the viability of a new player entering the BCI market (making devices very close to what Neuralink and Kernel are working on).
Like if all the new advancements are gonna come from these huge teams richly funded and supported by the top researchers from elite universities, why should a new entrant even bother since it's gonna take much effort just to catch up with these companies?
I desperately wanna work on neurotech and mind uploading as a career path, but these announcements are just depressing to someone who'd rather start a neurotech company (but great news for someone who wants to work at these companies since their scope and scale is just going to exponentially increase over time)
Or maybe I just have incomplete information as well as a incomplete picture of the neurotech landscape of the future. Anyone wanna chime in?