This is coolbert:
I guess it can be generally agreed that when Elon Musk speaks we must all listen!!
If Elon is wary, we should all be wary!
"Elon Musk Says Robots Could Be More Dangerous Than Nukes"
"Elon Musk, the Tesla and Space-X founder who is occasionally compared to comic book hero Tony Stark, is worried about a new villain that could threaten humanity—specifically the potential creation of an artificial intelligence that is radically smarter than humans, with catastrophic results"
Within the realm and genre' of Hollywood science fiction this is SKYNET AND TERMINATOR!!
"the prospect of an artificial super intelligence that could feasibly be created in the next few
decades. According to theorists, once the AI is able to make itself smarter, it would quickly surpass human intelligence."
"What would happen next? The consequences of such a radical development are inherently difficult to predict. But that hasn’t stopped philosophers, futurists, scientists and fiction writers from thinking
very hard about some of the possible outcomes. The results of their thought experiments sound like science fiction—and maybe that’s exactly what Elon Musk is afraid of."
Skynet, "The Rise of the Machines", Terminator, etc.
Sentient beings [computers or networks of computers] have an intelligence and self-awareness [sentience] and perceiving a threat from mankind. And having become UNCONTROLLABLE!!
Machines replicating themselves [presumably using 3D printing] and waging war against mankind!
Perhaps even using nano-technology in a subtle manner to destroy a goodly portion of humanity, not detectable until it is too late!!
See a previous blog entry regarding the "The Rise of the Machines" and the "Terminator" scenario.