My general line of thinking towards the fear mongering around Artificial General Intelligence was that it was ratcheting up fear of the unknown at the expense of much more pressing things. Like algorithmic bias, weaponized advertising and social media, and humans in general. Open a newspaper, do we really need to worry about the potential future of Terminator becoming real right now?
This post does a great job addressing AGI paranoia and adds a very interesting layer that I had not previously thought about. These fears are projections of what the speakers fear about themselves. They could also be fears about what’s currently happening or looming wrapped in a future sci-fi dystopia veneer.