This book touts the idea
my take: The author seems to assume no one really believes in god nowadays, and his parts discussing Marxism doesn't mention the tiny unimportant problem of Marxism: those millions of inconvenient types who were eliminated to build these godless utopias.
And of course, one does wonder what will happen to ordinary people if the Ubermensch take over.
There are a lot of geeky millionaires putting money into transhumanism.
the purely techonological geeks just want to help people live longer using computer and replacing diseased parts with hardware,
the purely materialistic types don't worry me as much as those who self hypnotize themselves (a la cults) to believe they are evolving to a higher power and can and should take over the world, or the cuddly looking ecologists who want to depopulate the world to make utopia.
another interview HERE.
The hypothesis, which is named after the Greek goddess Gaia, was formulated by the scientist James Lovelock and co-developed by the microbiologist Lynn Margulis in the 1970s. The hypothesis was initially criticised for being teleological and contradicting principles of natural selection, but later refinements resulted in ideas framed by the Gaia Hypothesis being used in fields such as Earth system science, biogeochemistry, systems ecology, and the emerging subject of geophysiology. Nevertheless, the Gaia hypothesis continues to attract criticism, and today many scientists consider it to be only weakly supported by, or at odds with, the available evidence. In 2006, the Geological Society of London awarded Lovelock the Wollaston Medal largely for his work on the Gaia theory
much of this fact can only be found in weirdo conspiracy sites, or in scifi like CSLewis That Hideous Strength, the utopias of Corwainer Smith, or fiction like Tom Clancy, or comic book hero inspired films,