As someone who has multiple health issues, I would love to be able to achieve “transcendence”. To be able to put my mind into a machine would be Nirvana to me. I do believe that there are serious ethical implications to AI and human history has shown over and over that every technological advance will be used for evil, from hacking to nuclear weapons. My hope is that we will get beyond our petty differences and learn to use our technology for good. There has been a lot of good done, I’ve reconnected with family due to social media and I’ve met people from all over the world due to it and have had my worldview opened greatly. So, while my cynicism worries me, I have hope that good will win out. If it doesn’t, we are fucked.