I would like my 2560x1600 display to update at more than 60hz if possible...
You sound like one of those conspiracy nuts. That said I have a hard time saying you're wrong necessarily. Especially with the black box stuff they're already doing and the rfid tagging of license plates.
Yeah I want a mechanical override too.
Sorry but the only way I would accept giving up the control to a computer is if they upped the speed limits for them too. Surely if a computer controlled car is safer than a human they can go faster right?
Yeah... but if those things drive too slow and your kid dies you're going to say "Oh it was worth it because I was not putting other drivers at risk..."
I think for something to have free will it would have to have it's own desires and the ability to act on them.
As humans we have many desires that ultimately boil down in some way to biology even if we don't realize it.
So I think to create a conscious AI you have to give it:
The ability to do things on it's own.
Hardcoded preferences for things to do as well as things it learns it likes to do as well as things it doesn't.
Hunger is a huge problem in society. Disease, lack of sufficient health care, people dying in wars, substance abuse, domestic violence, crime are huge problems in society. Bullying is on par with these?