In all likelihood, this intelligence will be way more sophisticated than anything humans can understand. Everything about their cognition—how their brains receive and process information, what their goals and incentives are—could be vastly different from our own. They might be in deep space, hovering around a star, or feeding off a black hole’s energy at the center of the galaxy.
Cosmism suggesting that for our next evolution stage we should develop a light, effulgent, super intelligent and powerful reality located independently in space, which Konstantin Tsiolkovsky foresaw as a home of radiant humanity and modern Cosmism call Luceverum. This eventually will become a cosmic scale, alive, mega-consciousness construction taking energy directly from a star or even from fabric of space-time itself.
Uploading is just initial process stimulating by the intriguing today ideas of “life extension”, “back up copy” of our mind, personality and finally the old dream of achieving immortality. At the certain point Luceverum will gradually depart from human civilization and face its own cosmic destiny. Needless to say that Organic Life Civilization will never reach cosmic scale because it is design to live only on planets with limited energy supply, long training process, reproduction circle etc.