This software and the machines that we produce may turn out to be the next generation of us in one form or another, out children if you wish. We don't have to consider them and us to be particularly separate.
If we can get over the "body-horror", I'm sure that a lot of this stuff will become more tightly integrated with us anyway in the future. I'm just thinking about the kind of work that I could do if the a database of all of human knowledge was directly interfaced with my brain as though it was part of me. Imagine having intuitive access to that. That would be very weird.