“God made man in his own image. We are going to become one with God. We are going to have almost as much knowledge and almost as much power as God. Cloning and the reprogramming of DNA is the first serious step in becoming one with God.”
This remark was made by physicist and biotech entrepreneur Richard Seed, quoted on NPR Morning Edition on January 7, 1998. See, transhumanism has been around longer than you thought.