Lovelock’s Cyborg Vision

James Lovelock envisions a cyborg future where people have run their course of usefulness.  He even suggests cyborgs will think on humans as we do plants.  I THINK NOT.  Any robot will not have any synthetic empathy to look upon people in the same nature connected way as humans feel for plants.

Whatever their form, the cyborgs will be so far beyond us in intellect that they may dismiss us as part of the planet's background landscape. Alternatively, they might appreciate us in much the way that we appreciate plants.