And why is that? Why is it such a fear with scientists that advanced artificial intelligence would turn against us? Well, deep down we all know why. People are flawed and we all make mistakes. We start wars, we kill unpopular groups, we destroy things. Most people lie and can’t even obey simple laws like the speed limit. Even as humankind makes the greatest technological advances, all of these can be twisted to use to spread more death and destruction.
On the one hand, man wants to say that it’s illogical that any real God ever wiped out humanity due to his shortcomings. Yet, on the other hand, the same group says that man is so flawed that it is very possible any future intelligence that transcends us would want to destroy us.
Many would stand in judgement of God for reaching the conclusion that mankind needed to be wiped out. And yet one of their greatest fears for the future is that the creation of their own hands would decide that we are too flawed to be redeemed.