Their politics run the gamut, from liberals to conservatives to anarchists. Their professions vary widely, from artists to physical laborers to programmers. Whatever their background, preferences, or professions, they have recently tripled the population of transhumanists in just the last 12 months.
Some religious people, anti-transhumanists, and neo-Luddites complain that an advanced AI will destroy human civilization. Most scientists and technologists find those worries laughable. Most of them think that AI will usher in a new age of scientific discovery, medical advancement, and technological sophistication only imagined before in science fiction.
Terms like "android" are slipping through the back door. We don't fluster if the real definition of our phone is "a robot with human appearance." Put "trans" in front of words however, and reactions vary; transact, trans-fat, transform, transvestite, transhuman... only one failed spell-check. Take a guess.