Ability to ascend is directly tied to the exact degree in which one can overcome their Pain.
This relates to the Moon and its Lunar essence which we must overcome & to the Sun and its Solar essence which we evolve towards.
Microchips & DNA mutations won't fool the Karmic Laws - only cause one to miss the [Soul Harvest] train.
Transhumanism will result in one losing the ability to incarnate into a human body & be forced to DIE OFF, wait for the end of the cycle of this [LifeWave], and join our animal brethren in the NEXT LifeWave cycle. Our GreyBrothers, have discovered this harsh TRUTH, and yet they STILL are running from this fate by human abduction & theft of genetic material in an attempt to climb back aboard this LifeWave.
Repentance & heartfelt desire to evolve in harmony seem to be the only way such Spirits find the opportunity to return to the flock. This opportunity apparently entails one of intense self-sacrifice & service to others as Ascension is largely dictated by Physics, though assuredly Grace could always be factored in.