Very intelligent and insightful new blog post by Anders Sandberg on AGI (artificial general intelligence), Brain Computer Implants, and Whole Brain Emulations, comparing and contrasting the three.
Apparently Anders Sandberg doesn't allow comments to his blog post. If so, that's a disgusting choice, in my opinion, particularly as I've seen him comment on other blogs. I feel the same disgust towards other blogs that disallow comments. But still, a great post from a great thinker.
My only criticism is that he (and Michael Assinomov) are very naive about human nature. That they (and I) aren't considered horrible murderers and exploiters of people is simply being we're suficiently power-aligned not to be framed in that way. People who are enthusiastic about creating new entities smarter than themselves should keep in mind that they are by many reasonable definitions cruel oppressors and murderers of those less powerful than themselves, and that's right now, in our real time existence. It's not kindness that keeps you alive and and untortured in a world full of relatively powerful intelligent agents, it's power alignment, and a lack of sufficient power of those more intelligent and powerful than you. And now, let's try to collaborate to stay alive. ;)