Stephen Hawking future prediction is that the world will be ruled by superhumans created by design.
These super heroes are just for fun. Designed Superhumans will be for real.
The technology is certainly already here. Could this be our near future? Take a look at the late Stephen Hawking thoughts on this issue: Fox News, Nick Whigham, Stephen Hawking Predicted A Race Of Superhumans Will Take Over The World.