More than any of the other fearsome five, Amazon does not seem to care much for human beings. Sure, it needs humans to purchase, sell, pack, and ship its products (for now). But if you visit the site and see the kinds of things it has for sale — a wall decal of an older Asian man, a $23 million book about flies, a heroin-themed cell-phone case — it seems clear that Amazon not only finds humans confusing, it does not particularly like them at all. Amazon may not have the killer robots to be Skynet (yet). But it already has the contempt for humans.
Which Giant Tech Company Is Winning the Race to Be Skynet?, by Max Read, 3 August 2017. Vulture.com published this article as part of their “dark futures week”. The story about the $23 million book about flies is here.