When computers reach a level of self-awareness will they be good or evil?
In entertainment and chess, computers are often viewed as evil. Look at Hal in 2001 A Space Obyssey.
What is the first thing that Captain Kirk would do when confronted with an all powerful computer? Shut if off.
The most feared life form to Captain Picard was a being, half computer half human, the Borg in First Contact.
Thirty years ago there was a book about Satan an omniscient computer whose sole goal in life was to get to tell his side of the story.
In chess, professionals refer to the computer as "The Beast".
According to Newsweek, Steve Jobs sold his first computer on April Fool's Day for $666.66. Why did he choose that sales price? Did he have an inate feeling that there was something sinister about computers?