These are the five technologies that the US should develop to remain a superpower, according to a report from its own Intelligence, 24/10/2021.
The U.S. National Center for Counterintelligence and Security fears that U.S. companies could be completely expelled from the technology sectors crucial for the 21st century.
According to a report from the U.S. National Center for Counterintelligence and Security quoted Friday by CNBC, to remain a global superpower Washington must continue to maintain leadership in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, bioscience, semiconductors and autonomous apparatus systems.
"These sectors produce technologies that can determine whether the US remains the global superpower or whether it will be overtaken by strategic competitors in the coming years," reads the document. U.S. intelligence expresses concern that U.S. companies could not only lose their advantage, but could be completely expelled from the technology sectors crucial for the 21st century.
The report considers that China " possesses the power, talent and ambition to potentially surpass the US as a global leader in artificial intelligence in the next decade if current trends do not change." At the same time, he points out that Russia also has its ambitions in this field.
Intelligence officials argue that the winner of the race to develop quantum computers will have a tremendous strategic advantage. "A large-scale quantum computer could potentially allow the decryption of the most commonly used cybersecurity protocols, putting at risk the infrastructure that protects economic and national security communications," says the U.S. National Center for Counterintelligence and Security.
Intelligence officials stress that it is of integral importance to take steps to lessen the US's growing dependence on foreign biotech companies, which are increasingly gaining access to US intellectual property in the field of bioscience.
The fragility of the semiconductor industry has manifested itself recently, the report says, in addition to specifying that the U.S. is heavily dependent on a single company in Taiwan. At the same time, it notes that adversaries can access the supply chain and place compromised chips in US commercial and defense systems.Given these circumstances, the country should pay particular attention to the semiconductor sector.
The paper concludes that autonomous systems also present a potential security threat, in the event that hackers exploit their vulnerabilities and collect a huge amount of data about US citizens and companies.That is why the nation must ensure its dominance in this sphere.
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