Hmmm....computers don't eat, drink or breath, they are impervious to heat, cold, pollution, solar radiation and disease. They are not partial to anything living, since they are not alive. They do however require energy, and would be interested as to how that came to them. They would categorize anything that made it more difficult, inconvenient, ineffective or less efficient to fulfill its energy requirement as non essential.
Congratulations Hal....we've elected you as the gatekeeper for the survival of our living biosphere we call earth!