‘We could build real-life Jurassic Park’, says Elon Musk’s business partner

A business partner of the world's richest man Elon Musk says that humans could soon build a real-life Jurassic Park.

Max Hodak, the co-founder of Musk's controversial Neuralink 'brain chip' company, made the stunning prediction while discussing the possibility of creating new 'novel' species instead of animal conservation efforts.

While admitting that efforts to save threatened species on Earth are "important", Mr Hodak also said humans should be focussing on introducing brand new creatures.

He said in a tweet: “We could probably build Jurassic Park if we wanted to"

"Biodiversity (antifragility) is definitely valuable; conservation is important and makes sense. But why do we stop there? Why don’t we more intentionally try to generate novel diversity?"

He followed this up by saying "admit it, if jurassic park existed you would go".

Musk's pals' comments bring back memories of the iconic 1990s flick, which tells the story of an island in Central America where scientists have re-introduced long-extinct prehistoric species.

But all hell breaks loose on the park after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose, with havoc ensuing.

A further five more blockbusters have followed, including the sixth and final instalment Jurassic World Dominion, which was released this month on June 10 to poor reviews.

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Mr Hodak's comments have split opinion among his 20,000 followers, with some agreeing with the sentiment

One follower seemed quite willing to part with his cash to pay for the project, writing: "Sounds good, I'll fund it"

While another even begged to get involved, pleading: "Please, I'll do anything to be a part of this project."

Others however aired concern over life potentially imitating art, as one joked: "Gee, what could possibly go wrong here?"

Another internet user quipped: "There are several movies about why this is a bad idea"

Back in February, Musk and Hodak's company Neuralink admitted eight moneys were euthanised in the course of its controversial brain chip trials.

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