What makes humans carry on? How have they come down this path?
Human progress, at its skeletal, is about elongating life and spanning all space (by saving time). The human story is about becoming immortal and omnipresent.
The universe is immortal and omnipresent. The choice will eventually come down to either – giving up one’s humanity, or becoming the universe.
This pursuit, ultimately, is of the traits that have been attributed to God. We selected these traits for Him, as a subconscious reminder for ourselves. But, was this reminder a lure, or was it a warning?