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    I posted about this in the other thread but I believe we are currently beginning to experience the next technological revolution.

    If you're curious about what is going to happen over the next 20 years or so look into the come book "
    The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives" by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler.

    I think it's pretty accurate.

    Essentially... The United States tech companies have wanted to automate a lot of things for the past decade but were never able to get public and government support for it.

    China already has smart cities (surveillance capitalism) and United States is behind.

    Pandemic presents the perfect opportunity to develop these areas in our country.

    This is a fundamental cultural shift, similar to the shift that happened in our society when the industrial revolution happened. The way things changed back then, that level of dramatic changes in the very way our society runs, is happening right now.

    I still believe it will take 20 years for it all to unroll but this is the beginning. And if the United States are too slow about it China will win the artificial intelligence war and have complete global economic control. Some argue that has already happened.

    It doesn't really matter how or why the pandemic occurred; the results are the technological revolution finally have the means it needs to take off. Once is begun you can't put the genie back in. But you know everyone is uneasy with culture shifts; the younger generation adapts and if you don't get with the times you antiquate yourself
     
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    China is also massively unstable though.

    There is a reason why China is trying to Modernise Africa so that Africa becomes the new China for cheap goods.

    Problem is with that plan is if you make the people richer they start wanting more freedoms.

    China is going to either have to go full Authoritarian and deliberately keep enough of their people weak and poor, or they need to Democractise or Liberalise in some fashion and it will be a hilarious cluster fuck as a nation larger than the US tries to switch from a One Party State to something that vaguely looks like Freedom.

    The Authoritarian route is far easier, especially with Modern technology, but the smarter and richer your people are, the easier it is to circumvent the control you have. Even on the internet.

    The US can endure easier as a Democracy. I'd even say the US is more stable than the EU right now. The EU is just one significantly large crisis away from collapse and really needs some proper reforms. It does very well, and I respect the European project, but the US has been at the Federal game for several centuries longer than the EU has. The European Identity hasn't fixed yet the same way the American one has.

    The only way the US falls away from the top over the next 50-100 years is if it chooses to.

    China is a weird hybrid that can tear itself apart trying to be the next US. The EU can't decide if its a country or not. Russia is as Russia has been for decades.

    If the US chooses be what it has always been - a Liberal, Free Thinking, Free Enterprise land, it can stay at the top until another Liberal, Free Thinking, Free Enterprise Land can legitametly push them from the throne.

    Only if the US ceeds ground to
     
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    Also China has proved with the Coronavirus that its government is untrustworthy and will roll back progress in the name of saving face.

    That is bad for business.

    As is the fact the UK had to reject 750 Chinese ventilators because they weren't fit for use.

    China isn't the US yet, they still have a long way to go.
     
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