brain knew there was something there; it just didn't percolate all the way up into conscious knowledge. You don't need to say that it's heretical. In 1968, Stewart Brand began the Whole Earth Catalog with the quip, We are as gods, and might as well get good. It's not only in the sciences that heresy pays off. Looking forward, these things have the character of unknown unknowns they are rarely sought out (or funded!) as a solution to any specific problem.
Needless to say they bear no blame for opinions expressed in it, and especially for opinions not expressed in it). Fashion doesn't seem like fashion to someone in the grip. Third, I do it because it's good for the brain. This is aimed at people in the tech industry, and is more about what you can do with your career than at a hackathon. We worried that newspapers would make people stop talking to each other on the subway. The other alternative would be that you independently considered every question and came up with the exact same answers that are now considered acceptable.
Theres nothing wrong with. Worrying about sentient AI as the ice caps melt is like standing on the tracks as the train rushes in, worrying about being hit by lightning. And if it isn't false, it shouldn't be suppressed. When optimizing for speed, 1 of the work gets you 99 of the bang. When Steve Jobs started using that phrase, Apple was already an established company.