Everyone has been talking about the amazing possibilities of Neuralink and how far space ex has come but no one has stopped to think of this….
Elon Musk may be using Neuralink to map our minds to upload the consciousness of those he deems fit, probably unknowingly, for his mission to Mars. I believe he may upload his consciousness before Mars but, he may wait until after he arrives to upload his mind, wanting to ensure the landing and beginning processes go off without a hitch.
Here’s why/how it would be unknowingly downloaded. He would put the Neuralink in, and as it maps your brain, before your awake from the procedure, it’d be done. If it’s a smooth enough process, it may be while he’s asking you questions and asking you to perform certain tasks to make sure it took. Never knowing.
You would never know Mars either because that downloaded you is not you. You would stay here, never knowing what your other self is doing, forced or of free will.