Re: Rise of the Humanoids!!
This is just an intermediate phase IMO.
If we (and our technological infrastructure) manage to survive the next 100 years or so I suspect that the future will be seamless integration of humans and machines - that combination will be way more powerful and capable than either by itself. I'd imagine that the new cyborgs to be less soulful than us in the same way as, say, most new music is less soulful than blues.
Red, I remember that guy. He actually did an incredible job with just pads, just that his claims were overblown.