Bingo! One of the problems with AI programs of the 90s was that the program?
funding was almost exclusively military. The military? realized toward the
end? that it did not want an AI that controlled itself. Especially one that
anyone could build.
But if the machine is easily buildable why can't each person make one? using
their own? DNA based? chip? set and "step" into it at death?
Actually DARPA want a general intelligence machine.. See