Re: Ever since Asimov
David, I think you miss the point, while (I hope unintentionally) being elitist at the same time. The issue people have with technology has nothing to do with intelligence, it has to do with intent. Most of the fears listed have to do with some bean counter cutting jobs in the name of porfitability or some politician/businessperson with bad intentions using the information for nefarious purposes. Many so called "intelligent" people are really dumb when it comes to the real world - they live in academia and always preach about an idealized world, not the real one. They come up with ideas that work in a utopian society, where no one ever does evil. However, that is not the world we live in.
Most futurists have this utopian view and talk about potential that could never be reached in a real society.