I think it's still a lot further away than he thinks. Anyway, no, I do not want a brain machine interface. Just give me a better home network so when I ask Alexa to turn on the table lamp I don't get "I'm having trouble connecting to the internet right now" half the time.
Playing Skyrim in the matrix would be epic and trading in one computer generated experience for a superior one is the natural order of gaming evolution. Still, with a matrix-like system it would be way too tempting, and way too easy, to trade in real world experiences I enjoy now that aren't available through even the best virtual device today. Namely biking for me, though any true physical activity will do.
I have a mountain bike (a cheap one). I learned a lot about maintaining and fixing them to keep it in good shape. I ride 10 to 15 miles 2-3 times a week (as weather permits of course). I have no mountains to ride in. It's mostly all flat roads and trails. I had to explore to find a lot of these trails myself as I live in the boondocks. As far as mountain biking goes it's about as basic as one can get, but I love it because it's mine.
It would be too easy to completely abandon my real world biking for a matrix system where I wouldn't have to worry about weather or bicycle maintenance, where I could ride the best trails Colorado or the Whole Enchilada in Utah, and where I wouldn't have to worry about injuries. So no thanks. I like what I earned. My bike, my maintenance knowledge, and each bump, bruise, and scratch (no scars...yet).
Now, if we were to talk about holodecks, well, that's a different story. 👻