4IR is not only a valuable tool for corporations, it also maintains a lot of the critical infrastructure that allows complex modern societies to function at all. Power production and water distribution are examples. In the future, driverless cars, drones, and others will become part of this ecosystem, with critical safety features integrated into them. Increasingly, 4IR is driving warfare and competition between states through the use of soft power, dissemination of propaganda, theft of IP, and over the horizon attacks. It is now easier to steal a high-end car by sniffing the rf code on an electronic key than with a crowbar and a credit card.