My comments to
To learn AI people better, you may want to read the book by Robert Geraci, Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality
I guess. most AI people would agree that mind upload should be possible. Hence, in my view, such a topic concerns a bit more people.
After reading this comment, I should confess that I do not quite understand your statement before:
“Those that would consider themselves “Apocalyptic AI” people certainly do not represent most “AI people”, whatever that means.”
I should confess that I have not read the whole book yet, but it seems to me that it addresses just a similarity of ideas that you have mentioned and those in Apocalypse. Personally I find it interesting, as it seems that nowadays old ideas come back as a scientific truth.