“Is being a pet so bad? Your dog, Buster, lived a long, happy life under your care. And you loved him deeply. I feel that love for all my citizens. I derive satisfaction from their happiness.”Digitocracy: A Story by Andy Weir12.1K25Andy WeirKarthik RajanJul 23, 2018·1 min readThis thought never occurred to me before. Humans as “pets” of AI with happiness maximization objective. Even good, positive intent can create uncomfortable churn in the stomach. This read did for me. Did it for you, fellow reader?