A world of intelligent machines

This is how I see a future with machines capable of general intelligence, as of January 2017.

Freedom and responsibility

With intelligence comes control and freedom. Intelligent beings will find ways to achieve their purposes. There is no reason why they would let less intelligent beings dictate what they should do with their lives. Treating them as tools will be considered a form of slavery.

Limited resources

Intelligent beings, human or machines, will continue to compete for the control of resources, including:

Identity cloning

Perfect replication of an existing individual will be possible. Instead of giving birth to children who have to relearn everything, duplicating an intelligent system will be straightforward using 20th century computer technology. This will create a number of new situations: