I have just finished reading one more outstanding book on this topic, Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, and do not know what shocked me more – the tragic story itself or the shallowness of its (numerous) reviews on Amazon and GoodReads. By “tragic” I mean mostly the fate of the robot herself. Her intellect, including the richness of emotions, is higher than those of people around her, including her owners. Still, they treat her as a slave, and nobody around (including most reviewers) notice that and/or show any compassion or even sympathy.
For me personally, this book vividly shows one more danger of purely artificial intelligence, complementary to that emphasized by Vance Pravat and confirms my belief that the only safe path to transhumanity is the human mind’s transfer – for example as described by Vera Tinyc. (For links, see the original post.)
I would be interested to learn whether my feelings are shared by others on this forum.