Google may or may not achieve these grandiose goals, but that's how the company views its role. When [Larry] Page describes Google reshaping the future of humanity, this isn't simply a description of the convenience it provides; what it aims to redirect is the course of evolution, in the Darwinian sense of the word. It's not too grandiose to claim that they are attempting to create a superior species, a species that transcends our natural form.
- From World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer
[If you haven't already read this book, I recommend putting it on your list.]