I highly doubt we'll be able to make it to what Type 1 describes. Especially not in 100 years.Humans will have to go through massive changes as a whole to get anywhere near being unified enough to develop the harnessing of a power like that on a mass/effective scale.
To keep popularity of their group up over a long period of time, smart on their part. Notice how all their posts are flashy? Maybe not so much flashy, more social than would be usually expected is closer to what I mean, it's hard for me to explain for some reason. But either way the releases were made for attention, not saying it's a bad thing, but it wouldn't make sense for them to attack an AV company if they were actually trying to make a statement and not just so they could /flex.