I think that is overreaction to a political development in US. Surely a congress can and will establish stupid laws that would try to scare public against using a general purpose computation devices just to please their corporate sponsors. But those laws would be unenforceable from the day one and would just fail the same way the Prohibition failed.
If anything, the real problem is that we have way too many general purpose computers in unexpected places. Like, for example, a remotely-controlled light switch that can be hacked to induce epilepsy via quick flashes and when the manufacturer has absolutely no responsibility for that as modern laws blame the hacker, not the person how allowed for hacks in the first place.