Reply to post: Would you expect anything else?

China and Russia aren't ready to go it alone on tech, but their threats are worryingly plausible

Suricou Raven

Would you expect anything else?

Technology manufacture and support is a national security resource. I would expect China and Russia to seek a domestic supply for the same reason that the US is trying to expand domestic oil production to reduce dependence upon Russia and OPEC: If you are dependent upon imports from countries that are potentially hostile in future, it severely limits your military options. It's also a security nightmare in espionage - they can't trust anything out of Windows Update in case the US government has asked Microsoft to sneak in a backdoor that is only deployed to a certain IP address.

But this is a good thing. More countries competing to produce better hardware means ever-faster innovation, which accelerates us towards my future immortality as a brain in a tank in an Amazon datacenter.

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