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The problem is that computers seem so advanced a lot of people with basic understanding of them see them as magical things that can do anything if you pay enough for them. However getting them from being glorified calculators to understanding machines that can contemplate like humans is the big step that is going to change the whole game forever. Once computers get intelligent enough to outsmart us they would be able to overcome the barriers of our mental capacity and start by improving themselves and then improving everything else we tell them to, if they will keep listening to us that is, better not call it Skynet then.
You do live in a democracy right? That means YOU the American people are responsible for your government. Stop being pussies and blaming it on the other 99% of the population and do something about it please. Protest, riot, petition, whatever you need to do... the rest of the world is counting on you.
More time to surf the internets if you don't have to steer at all.
What would you consider a less inhumane treatment, somebody smashing you to death in an instant or mutilating your body to make you some kind of gadget controlled android? I know which I one would choose.