Will machines completely replace all human beings?

Realize that the people developing these machines are not philosophically elite. They couldn’t tell you when a machine is self aware or not. They couldn’t even tell you what consciousness is. Their only concern so far is that you are not so afraid that you prevent them from continuing, so they will always say, “perhaps sometime in the future….”. The fact is that those machines have been “somewhat self-aware” for decades. It takes a true philosopher to know when consciousness has been achieved and those are not the voices you hear.