Can AI fall into the wrong hands?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 23


Question from the Internet:

“Is there any possibility that AI can fall into the wrong hands and end up putting all of us under AI controls at the whims of the AI developers?”

AI is created and programmed by human beings.

And since human beings are inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egotistic, and exploitative, and we want to overconsume everything we can while surviving and succeeding at the expense of others and nature, AI is already in the wrong hands!

There is nothing to fear about AI. We need to be afraid of ourselves.

As long as we blindly and instinctively follow our inherent nature — which has been driving the helplessly recurring and vicious historical cycles, causing conflicts, wars, and endless crisis situations — we will use all our tools and technology to control, manipulate, exploit, and destroy each other and nature.

Only when we finally recognize our inherent nature and accept that the root cause of all our problems is within ourselves; only when, as a result of this recognition, we develop and generate a great and irrepressible desire and need to change and further develop ourselves, only then will we become able to use everything we have for positive, constructive and mutually beneficial goals and purpose.

But this is a difficult, almost impossible process. Our ego is very shrewd and highly crafty; it dodges any attempts to recognize how evil and destructive it is, and whatever we do, we always justify ourselves and blame others and the circumstances.

On the other hand, if we can’t willingly, humbly, and consciously recognize this “evil” in us and start proactively and consciously change and further develop ourselves, incredible and intolerable suffering will “convince” people, probably only a handful of survivors, that only when human beings change themselves and start existing for each other’s sake only do we have any chance of long-term survival.



Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.