Good points..Yep,that's humans for ya.
It's funny, we are already listening, being directed, manipulated by algorithms (AI). Wall Street is a perfect example. Trades are done in microseconds and we gleefully win or lose on those outcomes. More and more of our decision process will be handed over to machines, not just the physical parts of humanity. It's happening all over, surveillance, medicine, law. China is using AI to come up with citizen ratings using this. We are designing our own electronic prisons one happy click at a time.