Thank you Paul Watson for your comment and your insights. It is certainly true that the average life expectancy, or average anything, for that matter, is not fully representative of individual situations.
I think many people share your concerns that disruptive technology, whatever it may be, could be subverted. Computer code can be used to program a platform for dialogue — such as Medium — but it can also be used to program a virus — such as WannaCry.
If you have a few minutes to spare, do check out my latest article, where I tried to cover some of the questions you’ve raised.