Just because I speak figuratively and imaginatively sometimes, doesn’t mean I’m not a cynic. My personal opinion is that we’ll be lucky to have another thousand years ahead of us, without killing ourselves off or giving birth to a technological being far more advanced than us (whether it be by transferring our consciousness to machines or AI).
If we do survive to the point where the sun becomes a threat to our planet (or through the mass extinctions that seem to come about every 250 million years), we would undoubtedly be a species so advanced we wouldn’t recognize ourselves today.
Whatever happens though, its all part of the journey and excitement that is life. The fact that we are here at all, that we are the universe trying to understand and make sense of itsself (however ignorant we might be) is something to inspire wonder and amazement.