US, China Race To Militarize The Metaverse

In yet another realm of US-China rivalry, both superpowers are treating the emerging metaverse as a contested military domain. The metaverse is a digital, parallel world created thanks to developments in the internet, virtual reality, networking technologies and augmented reality. Read More Here

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Can Silicon Valley Find God?

Spirituality, whether pursued via faithfulness, tradition or sheer exploration, is a way of connecting with something larger than oneself. It is perhaps no surprise that tech companies have discovered that they can be that “something” for their employees. Who needs God when we’ve got Google? Read More Here

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The US Needs To Get Back To Making Chips

American innovation from smartphones to search engines to gene sequencing, is built on a foundation of impossibly intricate, perfectly etched silicon. But few of those semiconductors are actually made in the US. Only 12 percent of chips sold worldwide were made in the US in 2019, down from 37 percent in 1990. Read More Here

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China Is Killing Its Tech Golden Goose

The Communist Party of China’s crackdown on ride-hailing firm Didi over supposed data-security concerns seems to be just the beginning of a wider campaign to assert control over the country’s thriving tech sector. Foreign investors hoping that Chinese leaders will realise their folly and reverse course should think again. Read More Here

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The Missing Chips

The supply of semiconductors was at risk long before the pandemic, and the virus is only partly to blame for today’s shortages. One of the biggest culprits was a sudden shift in U.S. trade policy. Read More Here

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