Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

Found on The Telegraph on Monday, 25 May 2015
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Prof Harari, who has written a landmark book charting the history of humanity, said mankind would evolve to become like gods with the power over death, and be as different from humans of today as we are from chimpanzees.

“I think it is likely in the next 200 years or so homo sapiens will upgrade themselves into some idea of a divine being, either through biological manipulation or genetic engineering of by the creation of cyborgs, part organic part non-organic.

There are quite a few if's. He assumes that in the next 200 years, the current system of capitalism will still exist in its current form; but with the gap between rich and poor getting quickly bigger, the system might fail soon, so humanity in 200 years might be very different from what it is today (if humans have not eradicated themselves and destroyed the earth that is). If you look at the predictions scientists made some 40 or 50 years ago about today's computers, it's easy to imagine how far off Harari might be. Or, we just end up as Borg.