Exactly. In fact, you want to know how I know transhumanism will ultimately win out?
Because it's already happening, and there's no better way to show this off than by getting the account of someone who wasn't there to be gradually introduced to all these changes.
Otis Johnson entered prison at the age of 25. When he was released 44 years later, at the age of 69, the world outside was quite different from the one he knew before.
When he noticed that pretty much every person he saw was wearing "wires in their ears," it was an incredibly confusing and unusual sight.
He also wondered how everyone managed to get around without looking up from their devices.
Earlier this decade
HOLY FUCK, it's the 2020s
Early last decade, around 2013-2015 or so, I used to daydream about walking around my college campus with a brain-computer interface, augmented reality glasses, and wireless earbuds. I remember getting a smartphone armband just for the pure novelty of "wearing" technology. However, wireless earbuds were still pretty far from becoming the norm, while BCIs were still too weak (I recall a post I made about a $100,000 EEG headset in the shape of a Gray alien head, presumably powerful enough to compete with an invasive BCI— obviously things have changed in terms of quality) and AR headsets were having a bit of a hype wave at the time but nothing came of them (MetaPro SpaceGlasses were my favorite while Google Glass seemed so disappointing).
It seems these things are starting to be realized. It was around 2018 or so that I came to a sudden realization that wireless earbuds were more common than I thought they'd be. Just the idea of these barely noticeable wireless trinkets that plug into your ears and stream any audio you link them up to ought to set off "early transhumanist tech" flags in people's minds.