Originally Posted by JoeMorgue
Yeah, you're right. I had totally forgotten about that alternative. It's true, as already, the way we're incorporating technology is leading us closer to becoming cyborgs. We do fake heart transplants and all sorts of artificial inserts in the body to correct physical problems. Elon Musk talks about our use of the smart phone as a sign that we are already cyborgs. Our smartphones augment our cognitive ability, functioning as an extension of our brain to access/search for information at a faster rate. It's just a matter of time until we perform brain transplants, inserting some sort of chip that gives our brain an extension, serving as a more direct function of the same thing we do with computers.
So yeah, I agree with you that that's most likely what's gonna happen.
The question however, not to be nitpicky, is "assuming this is not what we do, and instead, that we just create something that is smarter than us, should we?" To that question, I answer no.
But to becoming cyborgs: Sure. Again, we already pretty much do that anyway.