How did Vault-Co know about these developments so far in advance? Do we have a crystal ball? Or is the real key to knowing the future involve understanding humans, not robots?
The sociopath has a way of looking at the world. His biggest problem with achieving his inherently insane goals is that he has to use other humans to do it. They're fickle and unreliable and ultimately they will not demonstrate the absolute obedience and ruthlessness that he wants from them. The dream of the sociopath/psychopath for countless thousands of years is to exercise his will through an army of slaves who will be a perfect reflection of his pitiless, remorseless inhuman desires.
You could consider what is happening now to be the manifestation of the collective unconscious of the sociopaths who occupy our institutions. It's what they want.