I cannot help but feel a slight schadenfreude about American anxiety about China’s rise. Perhaps the US gets to feel what it is like to be the rest of the world and not call all the shots.

The rest of us got used to it. America will too. Perhaps time to value international agreements and cooperation and not shit all over them like Donald Trump does?

Who cares if China gets AI first? It has never been about who invents something but who use it most effectively. The US invented the transistor but Japan began building a large electronics industry before the US based on it.

Germans invented the car but Americans mass produced it.

The US invented the cell phone but the first large cell phone network was in Norway.

If China invents something new and great it will be something we can all benefit from. China may not even be the ones who end up utilizing it most effectively.

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Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.

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