I think this is pretty cool actually, though I did find it funny at the end of the article where it says they're working on a way to not damage the neurons during the process.
Translation: Don't be an early adopter.
In fact, there are a TON of sci-fi things we may eventually invent you won't want to be an early adopter for: anti-gravity (smoosh!), teleportation (flies!), medical nanobots ("let's kill all the white blood cells"), DNA alteration (I'm now a man-pig!), and so on.