The cats out of the bag, I'm afraid. This is just one of the things where people ought to be worried much sooner, but it's so appealing that everyone thought "oh well, what can happen really?" Now you know. Science has never been so rapid, and it's only going to get even more rapid. Batten down the hatches, right? No, you are going to continue apace, until something really dystopian and horrible happens, and everybody thinks "My goodness, THAT'S unlikely -- but it happens anyway for some unaccountable reason!" No, it's actually self-evident -- it's you that has the problem, and it's going to continue until AI does it's proper thing and discontinues the human race altogether in thirty years. That will do the trick.

posted by ideasware: 702 days ago