The path described in the last 200 years of industrialization is the best signal to understand the human trends:
1º Become a giant production oriented machine. 2º Become a super consumer-machine. 3º Create a wirenet, connecting biobots and autoconserve a kind of dataflow
Under that behavior, human being is guided to produce digital machines and grow up the number of net connections. Nature will force to destroy unproductive shapes of life and gift the other ones with more survival opportunities.
If it doesn´t need the service of one specie, it will finish him. Machines will replace human integrity. Earth will fusion machine+biological mass