For a more sophisticated sf treatment of this theme, see Poul Anderson's Harvest of Stars Tetralogy:
Free human beings and downloaded human intelligences will use
nanotechnology to fill the stellar universe with organic life that is
expected to end when the last star does whereas inorganic intelligence
will survive the universe either by utilising the energy of
disintegrating black holes and particles or by experiencing an infinitiy
of events and thoughts in the finite time before a cosmic singularity.
-copied from here. See also here.
Anderson envisages not a second creation but something subtler.