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Woz says the future is 'very bad for people'

Technically Incorrect: The Apple co-founder says he is extremely concerned about our survival, as the future is "scary." We may become the mere pets of computers.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

Are we running out of time? The Late Late Show/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

I'm still waiting for the deep think piece -- or even tweetstorm -- that tells me the world is headed for a rosier place, in which everyone will be smiling and giddy.

I had thought, though, that a committed, free-thinking nerd like Steve Wozniak might offer at least a little light.

It seems not. In an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Woz described his vision of the future in somber hues.

He said: "Computers are going to take over from humans, no question."

The idea of being "taken over" has never had a positive ring. When another company takes yours over, you know you're for the push. The idea of humans being taken over is just about every ugly sci-fi movie you could imagine.

Woz continued: "Like people including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have predicted, I agree that the future is scary and very bad for people. If we build these devices to take care of everything for us, eventually they'll think faster than us and they'll get rid of the slow humans to run companies more efficiently."

But aren't the (allegedly) slow humans already being removed for those who are (allegedly) faster and, dare one mention it, younger ones? Especially in the tech world. The rise of computers will only accelerate this process.

Woz held out hope that Moore's Law might cease to rule as silicon transistors become as small as a skin pore. He fears, though, that we will become mere pets to our computers, just as our dogs are pets to us now.

Well, at least we'll get fed regularly.