That is a recent headline. While I also believe that there should be some disconnect from tech every once in awhile it's just the nature of things. With people like Tesla and Zuckerberg and Microsoft and so on the forward advancement of technology will only continue to speed up. With AI taking over business sectors and now a possible neuralink inside of your head it's only going to make automation even more of a reality. The film Minority Report seems more true now than it ever was if you see some of the things they were portraying in that film and it's happening. There will absolutely be speedbumps on that road to advacement as well that will probably have to have some form of regulations put in place. I know this isn't exactly what you may have been talking about, but again it's just the nature of technology. We just have to learn to adapt one way or another.
Speed-bump: How do you — if you could — upload your mind without becoming a slave/prisoner of the multinational/nation owner of the hardware/server/network? You would probably need to be in the top 1% of hackers: hack and back-door the facility doing your upload so its your own private Penn Station. Have multiple server/networks to house your upload, and have hacks/income to maintain safe houses. How many loophole slaves will there be when all is said and done? Crowd-sourcing seems a good use of them.
Speed-bump: Currently no nation offers AI rights/citizenship or recognizes an upload/transition as not dying.
Speed-bump: Class: An AI is an immigrant until constitutions are amended.
Speed-bump: You essentially have the rebirth of Pro-life vs Pro-choice — Holy hackers waging war on mainframe Babylons?