“Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.”

-Vernor Vinge

I came across this quote on Wikipedia and found it interesting because it is somewhat ambiguous what Vernor Vinge is saying here. Is he saying that this new superhuman race will be different in such a significant way that they can no longer be called human, thus  the human era will come to and end, or is he trying to imply something more sinister? I believe it might be the latter and that he might be right.