I just have a simple question, which probably a psychologist might better answer; but, here it goes... Why is AI so badly portrayed by people? I'm kind of tired of all the negativity surrounding AI, which seems unwarranted in any way. Why do people, often well educated and intelligent people/scientists, portray AI in such a negative manner? I'm talking about movies, books, and sci-fi otherwise. Is it that portraying AI negatively sells well? Are people just afraid of what AI might entail? I rarely hear people talking about the positives of having general AI, and there are many if not more than negative things to say about functional general AI. So, what's all the hot air and speculation about AI being detrimental or dooming? If I become irrelevant within my lifetime, then all the better that I get to witness an interesting future in which I get to participate in, otherwise can all the nay-sayer and neo-Luddites remain calm and quiet until that day arrives?