According to those who think for a living, Artificial Intelligence will impact human civilization far more than fire or electricity ever has.
One tiny example is that within a few years, human bodies can be equipped with sensors that will detect anomalies and diseases like cancer far earlier than any doctor can, thus allowing intervention to take place before it's too late.
As a result, it's not inconceivable that humans will eventually be able to live for centuries.
Given that a supercomputer equipped with AI can do in one second what it would now take a team of 100 software engineers a year or more to complete, we'd better not blow this thing.
Fortunately President Biden recognizes the risks, and earlier this week issued an Executive Order establishing Federal oversight of what could either become a gift to humanity or an uncontrollable monster that devours us all.
Let's hope it's the former.