In Charlie Stross’ Keynote at the CCC, he talks about corporations being like Slow A.I. organisms. They pursue their instrumental goals, they exist apart from people yet are legal entities in their own right, and they can have lifespans way longer than human lifespans.
I was thinking this morning that individuals could set up characteristics that make them more like Slow A.I. entities themselves. You can create a software environment around you that amplifies your abilities, and processes that potentially live longer than you do. In fact the T.V. show Black Mirror has a few episodes exploring this very idea.