What I don't see people talking enough about is the obvious need for this:
large government funding (eg, in the US).
Our is an incredibly large and difficult mission -- to smoothly integrate humans, their qualia and values into the coming AI.
The government funding, of course, should not be directed by bureaucrats deciding on their own, but by, e.g., Singularity Institute and other Friendly AI, human-integration proponents .
I.e., government funding should be directed by a formidable Singularity preparation Political Action Committee
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