It is reasonable to fear artificial intelligence. Dystopian films such as “Terminator” and “The Matrix” show what could happen if AI turns against us. Less drastic anxieties concern self-driving cars making life-and-death decisions on the roads.
We live in a country where only about half of the eligible voters bother to vote. People actively strategize ways to avoid jury duty. Fewer than 10 percent of Americans have ever served in the military. And the president admitted during his campaign that it is smart to find ways to avoid paying taxes.