Where will we go? What will we do? What will we turn into?
Will the evolution of our own minds be altered by the parallel evolution of artificial minds? Biological evolution is rather slow, and computer programs, technology, and AI evolve relatively fast (in fact, muuuuch faster). Will we eventually be left in the dust by our technological offspring? Will they ever be able to exist independently of us, or will we still be necessary, in much the same way as individual cells to organs, and organs to our human organism? Is there a collective intelligence supervening over the interrelations between us humans and our technology? If yes, then is this collective intelligence 'conscious' in the way that we are 'conscious'? Does it have qualia? Is it a 'higher' being? Does this even matter? If no, then are qualia to brain science what the luminiferous aether was to physics?