Don’t under-sell humanity! Sure, history is one long depressing journey through incompetence, megalomania, stupidity, cupidity, and infantile greed. But think of all the amazing inventions really smart people have brought into the world: Barbie, the fidget-spinner, pet rocks, the Xbox console, and of course best of all: the Cabbage Patch Doll.

Oh, OK. Bring on Skynet….

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