What if they warned us before the slightest environmental impact? Looked after us? Were patient with us as we faced our fears? Actually attempted to prevent, predict, monitor, and mitigate the situations into which it has allowed (luresd? blackmailed?) all mankind? What if it realized what an ongoing bad idea it was and got out?
Would we believe them is an understatement.
Also see this poem, if you are so inclined:
for those who follow the news,
in which the triumph
Be seeing you.