At day's end, gamers, streamers and forward looking companies and governments will choose Chinese technology over America's technologically challenged bullies.
5G is fantastic for everyone who wants to video call, stream movies or play games online. Not only is it infinitely faster than what is currently out there but, according to this FAQ, it is entirely safe, just like all those Pfizer Covid shots people jacked up on. As 5G is also pivotal to the Internet of Things, which stands at the heart of the World Economic Forum's plans for our future, it is all good.
There are, alas, several pertinent and inter-related problems with 5G. The first of these is that Chinese company Huawei is far and away the world leader in this field, with Finnish firm Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson's taking up the distant rear and with no other company, American or otherwise, in the race.
This is a problem as 5G's technology is such that it allows the provider, Huawei, Nokia or Ericsson, pry into their customer's business, should they so wish, and thereby give them a massive competitive advantage in that and other, related ways.
Because that is a situation up with which the CIA will not put, the U.S. true to form, has been intimidating all and sundry and warning them of the dangers China, their ultimate nemesis, presents. It was for this reason that Canada, one of the U.S.' more despicable colonies, arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wangzhou and held her for four years, on the CIA's orders, on trumped up charges before being forced to release her.
Quite why we should fear Chinese spying, when the U.S. are the world's leading Peeping Toms spying, as they do, on friend and foe alike, is anyone's guess. Ditto the great auto companies of Japan and Germany, who are no strangers to the U.S. stealing their technology; the U.S., after all, only first took off by stealing England's industrial trade secrets and they robbed them of every military edge they had in the early stages of the Second World War. The American track record is such that the thieving magpie, rather than the bald eagle, should be their national emblem.
But, as our American friends would proclaim, all that was then and now is now. The U.S. feels that Nokia and Ericsson are no real problem as, if they cannot be intimidated into handing over their technologies, they can be bought off with a fat CIA check. But there is a problem with that. Although the CIA can write all the dud checks it likes, even for them, it is a case of caveat emptor, buyer beware.
Finland and Sweden are two relatively small American satraps run by coked up women who, for reasons best known to themselves, want to have an all-out war with neighboring Russia which, whatever its merits, would not do much for investor confidence.
Add to that the fact that both Ericsson and Nokia are multinationals which, whilst trying to retain Swedes and Finns as the key decision makers, are dependent upon international finance and huge armies of Indian engineers to stay in business. Those engineers are the jewels in the crown and there is no guarantee that India or some other nation might not entice them with a better offer and leave the CIA with nothing but redundant Finnish and Swedish executives, together with Greta Thunberg and a bunch of second-hand saunas full of coked up, war-mongering women to show for their efforts.
And then there is China, the literal elephant in hi tech's room. One does not have to like China, approve of China or dis-approve of China but one must know what China is. China is a colossus that can throw 100 engineers at a problem for every one engineer its Scandinavian competitors can. They cannot be hemmed in.
Japanese companies warned Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) not to give China their bullet train technology but MHI went ahead, taught the Chinese, who proved to be keen students and keener engineers. Chinese bullet trains are now popping up globally, making the CIA look foolish as it plays at hack a mole, Chinese bullet trains and other Chinese advances to be more precise, such as those in 5G, which are popping up everywhere and showing the world there is an alternative to Pfizer, Coca Cola and the U.S. Marine Corps.
Although 5G conceivably should, like packs of cigarettes, come with a government health warning about the dangers of buying Chinese, there is a different and much more traditional way of looking at China's technological advances. China, no more than Microsoft or any other CIA controlled Silicon Valley company, is merely a rent-seeker, instituting a 5G system that will yield it increased and steady dividends and, if Chinese prowess means the end of American hegemony, the CIA will have to accept that, just as the Romans had to accept their own demise by the death of a thousand technological cuts.
Though the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia can sponsor all the scary meetings on 5G it likes, at day's end, gamers, streamers and forward looking companies and governments will choose Chinese technology over America's technologically challenged bullies. And, taking the long view and irrespective of what negative externalities China's ascent may bring with it, the fall of the American Empire has to be as welcome as that of all the other blood soaked empires that went before it.