Could the Chinese eventually end the way we do online business? Sound impossible? Not really, when you consider the fact that the Chinese government already knows how to control its country’s online habits. They have a successful track record of control. Not knowing how to do business with such constraints even Google had to pull out of the Chinese market.
But the real concern on my part is not really the fact that China has control of its networks. But the fact that they are building a modern 5th generation military infrastructure the likes of no other country in current history. They are right at the heels of America’s military know how. And if we don’t wake up soon China will run right by us. And you are not gonna realize it. Until it’s to late. The American people might find themselves reflecting on it while bending over to work in their back yard rice paddies. Or maybe they will come to that realization while trading in their forks for chop sticks.
Sounds crazy! But if the Chinese already practice Cyber warfare. Which we know they do. We just have a hard time proving it. Security firms in the USA have found that attacks have been seen coming from locations within the Chinese country. Now some people in the USA, would comment “Well we do it too” Well, maybe so. And that’s a good thing. But our Government does not wholly and freely control common network backbones of business in the USA. While we know the Chinese do.
“Knowing that one fact….The Chinese government controls its network backbones.” For the most part when examined, it’s easy to see that any high level traffic coming from that country must also be working within those control confines. Being run by the Chinese government.
Take that coupled with a powerful Chinese military, top rate Chinese space program, total internet networking control and a weak USA across the board. And you will find that you might just lose everything you worked so hard for. Including the ability to conduct online business for free. It could disappear overnight. Even before the bullets and bombs start falling.
Also, I would go so far as to say…..That a preempted strike on America’s networks would be the first thing you see attacked. In the old days, Battleships would lay a barrage of artillery to soften the coast line before the Marines hit the shore. Giving them an edge to win the battle. In the same way, the Chinese would soften us through digital meltdown.
I know that some reading this are thinking….”why would the Chinese slice its economic throat and attack the United States Of America?” While that would be a negative impact in the short-term for China. It’s no big deal when the world economy is no longer banking on the worthless dollar. And by that time China will have created all it’s alliances and saved for the rainy days. No pain no gain, comes to mind.
I’m not trying to be a doom and gloom writer here. I’m just feeling that people need to be more aware of what’s going on and how that might impact their families and their livelihood.
Conducting an online business from a rice paddy standing knee-deep in mud is not my idea of a great retirement.
Chinese Stealth Fighter….Bet you never thought you would see this!