J.B.S. Haldane was an influential and very important geneticist who was one of the first to suggest the misnatured idea that there was importance in technology that would alleviate suffering. In his paper "Daedalus, or Science and the Future", He predicted that future societies would find this an insult to god, and he outlined some of the important ethical topics which would come of importance in a transhuman world.
"The first point that we may notice about these inventions is that they have all had a profound emotional and ethical effect. Of the four earlier there is not one which has not formed the basis of a religion. I do not know what strange god will have the hardihood to adopt Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant in the place of Triptolemus and Noah, but one may remark that it is impossible to keep religion out of any discussion of the practices which they popularized.
The second point is perhaps harder to express. The chemical or physical inventor is always a Prometheus. There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god. But if every physical and chemical invention is a blasphemy, every biological invention is a perversion. There is hardly one which, on first being brought to the notice of an observer from any nation which has not previously heard of their existence, would not appear to him as indecent and unnatural."