If we are to measure a life-form by its singular achievements, I'm afraid that chimpanzees are far more terribly advanced than us humans. At the current rate of scientific parasitism, apes and monkey counter-parts will co-opt our supercomputers and steal our rightful place in the cosmos as robot-beings. I mean, are you going to be the first to try and jack your mind into a mainframe? No, of course not. You're going to send a monkey. And that monkey will destroy us all.