I wonder, don't you all know the story of Bill Gates?
A smart, geeky nobody, a college dropout. With some luck and smarts he somehow turned into the CEO of practically all of computerdom for a while.
And as we remember, through much of the 1990s, when computers began catching on, he spent much of his time crushing small upstarts underfoot. He would have thought these small upstarts below his notice if he had worked his way to the top through the usual route, a trust-fund graduate or the son of a company owner. But he hadn't, and saw in these small companies himself only years ago.
We fear because we know what we are capable of and know that others can do it, too.