But in this same epoch human beings will have to battle against attacks of the Luciferic and Ahrimanic [Satanic] powers that will be stronger than those launched in the days of Greek and Roman culture. Again in this later epoch the aim of the Luciferic and Ahrimanic powers is to alienate the souls of men from earthly life on the one hand, and on the other so to mechanize earthly life itself, to make its outer form so entirely mechanistic, that it would be impossible for the ego of man to live in the social order of the Earth. He would therefore take leave of it to enter a life apart from the Earth upon a separate planet [the Eighth Sphere].Rudolf Steiner, quoted here
The Robot Evolution T-Shirt sometimes worn by the brainiac character Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory expresses the supposed stages of Darwinian evolution (which Darwinism's defenders ultimately say just magically occurred), and the existentialist dream of transfering the "self" (memories stored in the brain, supposedly) into an everlasting robot.
However, it can also be construed as an expression of the Devil's goal of driving the human spirit out of the world and into the so-called 8th Sphere, which Orwell in 1984 called "the obliteration of the self," and reducing Earth-man to a mindless slave with sufficient artificial intelligence to perform useful work. (This is the ultimate purpose of the attempts to create artificial intelligence, as reflected by the above photo depicting a rodent with a computer wired to its brain.)
This agenda is symbolized by Skull & Bones' "class photos," in which the table bedecked with a skull and bones represents man without spirit/mind, and the clock set to 8 represents the 8th Sphere. (S&B was created by the British empire to create an "American" cadre of upwardly-mobile British henchmen.)
Nietzsche scribbled that mankind is the evolutionary stage between ape and his "superman," by which he (Satan, his ghost-writer) meant those humans who serve as hosts to some Satanic being, as opposed to the forms of life to which he, as Sorath's (the Devil's) underling, hopes to reduce the vast majority of Earth-men.