Dreams of god-like immortality achieved through uploading the mind have a serious drawback, one among others. A computer operates algorithmically, strictly so, whereas the mind does not.
In previous articles I have discussed how biological organisms exhibit patterns that are highly analogous to computer programs written by humans.
New religions, including one centered on Artificial Intelligence, follow a stereotyped pattern.
Chait writes smart, concise dialogue on these subjects, and seems to have learned more than a thing or two from biologist Scott Turner’s recent book, Purpose and Desire.
There are fundamental, unbridgeable chasms on either side, animal and machine. The capacity for creativity, for one thing, stands permanently outside the reach of algorithms.