We are now in a world where surprise is achieved by refuting the Singularity. An indication of how accepted the concept has become; not supported, but most definitely embraced. Now a neuroscientist writes, in the echo of an Emperor has no clothes, to deny that reproducing the brain in silico can occur. Neural interconnections are just too complex and non-linear.
This debate does tend to firm up speculative positions prior to the final evidence. Yet again, the novelty of the concept has struck academic animosity. Yet, even without the Singularity, the author predicts a slow and glorious summer of cyborgisation.