The American science writer Ray Kurzweil believes that the human species will soon be radically transformed. Humans will redesign their own bodies and minds, they will produce forms of artificial intelligence far smarter than the human mind, and they will give these superintelligent machines bodies far superior to our own.
By doing so the human race will give birth to its own successor – a species who will fulfil a destiny beyond anything that we can even comprehend today.
This view is espoused by transhumanists. They believe that we can, and should, improve the human condition through the use of advanced technologies. They think that we should live much much longer, even eternally, and that we should augment our physical and mental capacities. They think that we could all be happier.