I wonder, we may not have any other choice than to rush towards an autonomous AI entity. Otherwise with our patently psychotic tendencies for mass murder and destruction all other traces of humanity could potentially disappear. One need only look at our tepid response to too visible emergencies (other than our self serving fear) to the on going medical crisis (e.g. Ebola, drug resistant bacteria, self inflicted bad food / drugs
Perhaps it will be wiser than we have been.