Science fiction often portrays dystopian scenarios of the future, often involving repression of the human race by machines. In this article I argue that taking these warnings seriously might not be a bad idea. Science fiction reflects a lot of the mentality of its makers and society in general, and often builds and comments on existing societal issues.
At some point, in the relatively soon future, the average citizen will begin to watch and realize that all of this stuff we call technology, has evolved throughout the ages, into what was needed for a computer system to actually be called the beast to emerge onto the scene as a capable entity, controlling all aspects of everything. And, it all came together from all points to become this thing.
It is almost a common knowledge that Bill Gates had a certain vision when he co-founded Microsoft: a computer in every home that can be easily operated. Pity that this vision seemed to have had a hidden implication that every of these computers would have to run Microsoft's operating system. Nevertheless, the vision of widespread and pretty much ubiquitous digital empowerment is largely coming true.