2019 AI Hype Countdown #5: The idea that we can upload our brains to computers to avoid death shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the differences between types of thinking:
Computers are very effective but they operate with a very limited set of causal abilities. Humans work from an entirely different set of causal abilities. Uploading your brain to a computer is not a question of technology. It can’t work in principle.Jonathan Bartlett, “Transhumanism never grows old” at Mind Matters News
He thinks cyborgs are at least a somewhat more plausible idea.
See also: Would you want immortal life as a cyborg? Would you give up your right arm for a robotic device that performs better? Think about it.
Noted astronomer envisions cyborgs on Mars Sir Martin Rees thinks of this “post-human evolution” as going beyond Darwin to “secular intelligent design.”