DNA is perfect software. (or the best we know of yet in the universe)
DNA is error correction.
DNA is data storage that withstands the passage of millennia.
DNA takes care of itself.
What we have done with technology thus far in a few decades does give us a god complex, but it is not without substantial merit. It makes the fictional works of a movie like Prometheus and its associated backstory and roots potentially not fiction.
I would suggest all readers of this thread that give it more than an entertaining skeleton to a good piece of fiction a read through the following books:
Life 3.0 https://www.amazon.com/Life-3-0-Being-Artificial-Intelligence/dp/1101970316/
The Singularity is Near https://www.amazon.com/Singularity-Near-Humans-Transcend-Biology/dp/0143037889
And then oddly a strange one I bet to most of you:
Ai Superpowers China and Silicon Valley https://www.amazon.com/AI-Superpowers-China-Silicon-Valley/dp/132854639X
The reason for the last one is that I want any reader of this thread to think like J11, and then apply the ethnical approach to cheating, stealing, winning to a country that has no problem openly practicing eugenics on a global scale with their 1 child policy that creates a net male population to go beyond the borders of its own country to find mates.
Read about the experiments they've already done (that you know about) with CRISPR and human embryos. The truth is that the ethics policies of China are allowing them to rapidly get ahead of Europe and the US as we are stuck in an ethics fog.
Even further, this has the philosophical musings of Nietzsche's superman all over it.
Genealogy of Morals https://www.amazon.com/Genealogy-Morals-Oxford-Worlds-Classics/dp/0199537089
Will to power https://www.amazon.com/Will-Power-Friedrich-Nietzsche/dp/1522045473
J11 is 100% on point and although the timing may be off, it is going to happen either through Ai or CRISPR most likely in the lifetime of many of the readers on this forum.