If you haven't seen the TIME article: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2048299,00.html So what exactly would happen if AI became more intelligent than any human that could ever exist? What would stop such a machine from creating another machine more intelligent than itself ad infinitum? Would such a machine even want to compete with humans for resources? Should we even be messing around with this of thing? If we could combine our consciousness with a super computer would it make us immortal and virtually make religion dead since death would be pretty much cured? It may sound like science fiction, but experts like Kurtzweil see it as a reality that's about to happen in 30 years. Why would humans even want to introduce something in existence that would be more evolutionarily superior than themselves?