The WEF is usually wary of hyperbole so when they issue a stark warning like this I hope everyone is listening…:
[…] Experts believe that unless action is taken now, by 2025 next-generation technology, on which the world will increasingly rely, has the potential to overwhelm the defenses of the global security community.
Next-generation technologies have the potential to generate new risks for the world, and at this stage, their full impact is not well understood. There is an urgent need for collective action, policy intervention and improved accountability for government and business.
Without these interventions, WEF says it will be difficult to maintain integrity and trust in the emerging technology on which future global growth depends.