If we do have any control over it, how can we hard code our nobler selves into a new version Three Laws of Robotics? The evolutionary advantageous urge to co-operate, our empathy (leading to altruism, care for others, love), the value we place on trust (and our innate ability to sense deception).
These are not questions of the far future. If we believe there is something worth protecting about humanity now is the time to consider it.
No-one and nothing survives the process of evolution indefinitely. We are in the unique position of both creating our replacement and having an opportunity to set its behaviours for the future.
The challenge when trying to set rules for behaviour though is the huge cultural weight shaping our view of wrong and right. That view varies from culture to culture and through time.
Do we have the right we have to set the rules for how our replacements must behave?
Or should we leave it to evolutionary forces among competing super-intelligences?
We have that choice.