I've been listening with great amusement to the wailing and gnashing of teeth of pundits preaching about the dangers that lie ahead once super-intelligent AI is unleashed on mankind with powers to do us wrong. What if we lose control of them? What if we can't pull the plug? What if despite our best efforts to design AI to be our servants and not our masters they turn against us, either with malevolent intent or through unintended consequences driven by the fact that they will never be human so they can't share our values?
Uh-huh. Exactly how could this be worse than the governments that have power over us now, including the most modern and advanced ones we thought we designed to be our servants and not our masters?