Do you ever wonder what the world will look like when everyone has their own personal quantum computer?
I suspect that this may be the story that flips Slashdot from loving to loathing Tesla.
(1) Colonization/living on other planets
(2) Uploading brains from bodies to computers
(3) War with robots implying no human deaths
(4) Technology giving the masses a life of leisure
Re: #3 -- People don't submit to perceived tyranny because their material stuff got destroyed; rather, the opposite.
Fire ships were used in the Athenian Sicilian Expedition, and otherwise through ancient times and the age of sail:
The rest [of the Athenian force] the enemy tried to burn by means of an old merchantman which they filled with faggots and pine-wood, set on fire and let drift down the wind which blew full on the Athenians. The Athenians, however, alarmed for their ships, contrived means for stopping it and putting it out, and checking the flames and the nearer approach of the merchantman, thus escaped the danger.
Meanwhile, I only tend to visit about 20 of the 1 billion sites on the World Wide Web (about 0.000002%), and yet here I am paying full price for my Internet access.
"An unfunny man's idea of what a funny person sounds like"
A computer without COBOL and Fortran is like a piece of chocolate cake without ketchup and mustard.