The phenomenon of accelerating learning and accelerating evolutionary process applies to the evolution of both biological and consciousness entities. In the biological realm, with the coming of cloning and genetic engineering (a result of our computer and other technologies), expect the biological evolution of certain sentient entities to make discontinuous hops through the available possibilities to accelerate the potential (positive or negative) of their species relatively quickly.
(My Big T.O.E.; T. Campbell)

Would you be so kind as to tell me whether it is possible to read it in either of the two following ways:

1) expect the biological evolution of certain sentient entities to make discontinuous hops through [the available possibilities to accelerate the potential (positive or negative) of their species relatively quickly]

2) expect the biological evolution of certain sentient entities to make discontinuous hops [through the available possibilities] to accelerate the potential (positive or negative) of their species relatively quickly

Thanks.