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Another Sputnik Moment for the United States?

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  1. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

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    1. China has successfully launched what was billed as 'the world's first 6G experimental satellite', according to its state media.

    The news comes a year after Beijing kick-started the development of its next-generation mobile internet connection, expected to be rolled out in 2030.

    Although 6G technology is still years away from becoming a reality, Chinese engineers claim that the satellite would test a type of communication waves that could boost the current streaming speeds by 100 times....

    Several Chinese telecommunication companies, including Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi and China Telecom, have also started their own research of 6G, according to state news agency Xinhua...

    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...aunches-worlds-6G-experimental-satellite.html

    2. When the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, the Sputnik 1, and beat the USA into space, America faced its first Sputnik moment. Now it is facing the second Sputnik moment from China and it would be harder to catch up in the tech race because it is far behind in 5G and even 4G in the rural areas because of its folly in its long rejection of Huawei's 5G technology under unsubstantiated claims that it could be used for spying by China.

    The US seems to have an inkling of how far it is behind in the 5G tech race. That explains its frenzy and desperation in trying hard to strangle China's high-tech industry by any means necessary.

    Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, the US should have saved a lot of time in catching up in the 5G tech race by accepting Huawei's 5G technology from the very beginning. Now it may be too late for the US to change its mind. China should halt the export of 5G technology to the US and other Western countries to make them harder to catch up in 5G, not to mention the 6G tech race.

    The ancient Chinese invention of paper had greatly contributed to the Renaissance after it was introduced to Europe by the Arabs. It is in China's national interests to keep 6G (or higher) as a closely-guarded state secret, and never try to sell it to others for commercial gains.

    Huawei has been begging the US and other Western countries to use its 5G technology but has been rejected on the grounds that it would be used as a tool for Chinese espionage. Once 6G is kept as a closely-guarded state secret, the US and other Western countries will send a lot of "James Bonds" to China to try to steal it. That is the psychological part of human nature.

    Meanwhile China should also consider halting the exports of 5G technology immediately.
     
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