Hold on to your butts, folks, it seems that the theme park featured in the '90s classic, Jurassic Park could become a reality thanks to billionaire entrepreneur, and apparent Dogecoin enthusiast, Elon Musk. The prehistoric revelation surrounding the SpaceX CEO came on Saturday, when Max Hodak, who co-founded neurotech company, Neuralink with Musk and seven others in 2016 took to Twitter to share how, exactly Musk could make every ‘90s kid’s biggest dream (or, well, nightmare) come to life.
“We could probably build jurassic park if we wanted to,” Hodak, who currently serves as the company's president wrote, noting that while featuring “genetically authentic” dinos would be unlikely, with “maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering,” they could create some “super exotic novel species.”
Despite everyone who actually watched the movie understanding how, and why, exactly, this is a bad idea, Hodak seemed undeterred, convinced that such a venture would actually be beneficial. “Biodiversity (antifragility) is definitely valuable," he mused. "Conservation is important and makes sense. But why do we stop there? Why don’t we more intentionally try to generate novel diversity?”
As The Hill noted, Hodak stayed tight-lipped on what tech, exactly would be used to make such a reality, the '90s/Mesozoic Era-inspired venture would be far from their first experiment with living creatures. Last August, the company unveiled a pig named Gertrude who had a computer chip implanted near the section of her brain that controlled her snout, monitoring her neural response to eating.
So folks, here's to hoping that Hodak and Musk (who shall now be called Dino Karen instead of his classic, Space Karen, moniker)take a moment to rewatch the classic series before bringing the fictional theme to life. The past year has been hard enough as is – the last thing we need is prehistoric reptiles on the loose.