Yes, says humanist (and transhumanist) Peter Clarke:
The fact that humans are different from other animals is a distinction of degree, not of kind. Once we properly orient ourselves on the evolutionary tree, it becomes clear that we can learn more about ourselves by focusing on our similarities with other animals than by perpetuating the myth that we’re categorically unique. “Will AI shatter human exceptionalism?” at Mind Matters
Hmmm. If humans are not “categorically unique,” why are we having this conversation?
The advantage of adding talk of evolution to transhumanism is that it turns a perennial tale of immortality just out of reach into a chronicle of inevitable ascent, like the fabled “Ascent of Man.” More: at Mind Matters
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Claim: Yes, you can upload your brain
Attend your own funeral! It’s easy if you upload your consciousness to the cloud, says futurist. Ummm…
Can we cheat death by uploading ourselves as virtual AI entities?