Head of MI6, Alex Younger. Photo: VCG
Power, money and politics are “going east,” according to the head of British spy agency MI6.
And that includes the world’s most vital technologies.
Therefore, “we have some decisions to make,” Alex Younger told students at the University of St. Andrews — namely in areas like 5G, which China is aggressively pursuing despite security concerns from much of the West.
But China’s dominance won’t be confined to telecommunications, Younger predicted. The country’s ambitious development goals mean it may come to dominate key emerging technologies like AI, genetics and synthetic biology, Younger said Monday, Reuters reported.