Will America Squander Its New Sputnik Moment? A Discussion with Andrei Iancu and Walter Copan
Today’s Sputnik Moment is harder to see. By pouring billions of dollars into semiconductor manufacturing, Beijing has managed to capture an ever-growing share of the market, leaving Americans vulnerable to shortages when foreign suppliers do not deliver. China uses its influence and investments across both developed and developing nations for strategic advantage and is vying to become the world leader in artificial intelligence after decades of U.S. dominance. While the Soviet Union once threatened U.S. leadership in solely space technology, today, China threatens U.S. technology leadership in virtually all technologies of the future. As with the Space Race, America must galvanize its immense resources and ingenuity to win this century’s Tech Race.
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