© Arif Qazi / Insider Research has found that brain chips can warp your sense of self. Arif Qazi / InsiderStudies show that Elon Musk's new tech can bend your mind in strange and troubling waysElon Musk wants to put a computer chip in your brain. Well, maybe not in your brain, but in the brain of some human somewhere. Intervening in the delicate operation of a human brain is a sticky business, and the effects are not always desirable or intended. People using BCIs can feel a profound sense of dependency on the devices, or as though their sense of self has been altered.