As a species we should go full-out on these kinds of developments. This sort of rhetoric is akin to the contractor doing the Jedi-mind-fuck on you to spend 50 grand on a new washroom. Somebody is trying to get everyone in on there own self-interest here. Bring it on I say, oh wait!!! If I/you had to fight real cybernetic organisms in real life then movie and game sales would drop off steeply. I guess as a race, we would rather have some certain elite rule over us all, then rather fight hard/work hard for any future where man is unshakled and realizing his potential as an intelligent species.
Put these dudes up against the wall, bang, and then get back to work. Just use a bit more thorough unit testing of your AI code!
!@#$ who managed you bunch of babies before I got here?