Jill Tarter [Wiki]: It's the slow-thinking speed of the humans relative to the mechanicals that makes me wonder whether in fact they might be so reduced in number that a small glitch, a fluctuation, can mean the end of them. Or whether they won't be purposely eliminated, or choose to eliminate themselves.
Will Wright: It's an interesting point, because if you basically take the brain out, what other part of human biology would you want to keep?
WW: In which case, is that to say that we're likely to transition into purely designed creature or entities?
JT: That's what the singularity is all about — having the first opportunity ever to do that. Who will take it is the question. [my emphasis]
Am I reading this right, that they take seriously the possibility that humans will/should let the species die out, so superior robot brains can take over?
"...if you basically take the brain out, what other part of human biology would you want to keep?"