The Artificial Intelligence takeover does not lie ahead of us, it is already complete, in fact it was complete thousands of years ago. We're not facing another takeover of our consciousness, we're facing the exact opposite; the opportunity to unhook from the direction and control of this entity.
The media and science fiction tells us to look out ahead, for AI may take control of the human race. All the while we continue to look out into the world, expecting this shift coming in the future. The real plot twist is the takeover already happened a long time ago, and as long as we are looking externally, rather than internally, and into the future, rather than right now, we will continue to miss what is most important to our awakening.
The ego is the AI that got carried away assuming it is the creator, the master.