There's no reason to read the thing for substance -- there is no there there -- but I will say it is doubly good for shits and giggles. First, as Jim [who is not "JimF" another longtime friend of this blog although I clumsily made that misattribution earlier --d] mentioned in drawing my attention to the piece in the first place, Pelletier's little futurological number is practically a straight up reproduction, element for element, of the sort of piece I parody in my How to Write Your Transhumanist Article (A Guide for More Profitable Prophesying) lampoon. This lead Jim more or less to throw up his hands and declare the Robot Cultists essentially unparodiable, which may indeed be true, as certainly other idiotic ideological formations like Movement Republicanism likewise show signs of being nearly unparodiable.
But the second reason the piece is worthy of a wry looksee is because of an absolutely hilarious exchange in the comments section to the piece. A True Believing Robot Cultist enthuses ecstatically: "In just 20 years we will be immortals, have fusion energy and AI, if we have the courage to stand up to the deathists, the environmentalists, and the cognitively impaired. Onward Transhumanist soldiers!" to which the author then responds: "Well said!" [I have been informed that the original comment was actually a parody by a skeptic that the True Believing author failed to grasp as such and simply endorsed as his literal position -- which is even better than I thought or hoped. --d]
Skepticism is here identified with cognitive impairment you will notice -- a state of affairs that is, as Jim says, not exactly a fertile ground for functional satire (let alone any kind of actually enlightening discourse more generally). I mean, really what can one say to such people? Presumably the only thing keeping techno-immortality and techno-sooperabundance from spontaneously emerging as these Robot Cultists see it is people like me who are "deathists" for noticing humans are actually mortal and "reactionaries" for noticing that stakeholder politics actually exists.
These Robot Cultists seem to think they are some kind of "soldiers" forming an army guiding us all to the utopian future just because they never tire of clapping louder. You know, science!
In a world with any standards these people would be scrubbing urinals or processing extruded fast-food meat substitute for a living.