A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Personally I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
There are two things in particular that it the computer industry failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet...; the other was the fact that the century would end.
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.
pixel, n.: A mischievous, magical spirit associated with screen displays. The computer industry has frequently borrowed from mythology: Witness the sprites in computer graphics, the demons in artificial intelligence, and the trolls in the marketing department.
I have a cat named Trash. In the current political climate it would seem that if I were trying to sell him at least to a Computer Scientist, I would not stress that he is gentle to humans and is self-sufficient, living mostly on field mice. Rather, I would argue that he is object-oriented.
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.