(SCMP) Editorial from John F. Copper warns that “Danger of escalating US-China conflict is heightened by advances in AI and quantum computing.” He further contends that the declining military and economic power of Europe, Japan and Russia heralds a bipolar world at risk of falling into armed conflict.
Copper cites the discernible trend in many parts of the world in recent months toward the growing fear, anger and even hatred of China. It is especially noticeable in the United States, Europe and Japan. In the US, antipathy towards China recently grew as a product of the trade dispute.
European countries and their citizens feel upstaged over China’s rapid economic growth and its expanding military power that exposes the European Union as a declining global force. Europeans find this hard to accept and resent China.
Japan is out of the race to be the dominant power in Asia because China has surpassed Japan in both economic and military might.
Advance of Quantum Technologies & AI in China to Change Military Strategies & Military Power
There are even more worrisome reasons for disquiet: the profound trends in the ingredients of global power.
Artificial intelligence, quantum technology and other advances in technology have affected the military strategies of the two great powers and change the nature of conflict and warfare.
Advances in quantum physics are also alarming. These make possible communication between the field of battle (even if in space) and the headquarters or decision-making centre that cannot be intercepted and deciphered. Secrecy can be ensured, which makes hesitation to launch a war less likely.
Advances in quantum physics are also alarming. These make possible communication between the field of battle (even if in space) and the headquarters or decision-making centre that cannot be intercepted and deciphered. Secrecy can be ensured, which makes hesitation to launch a war less likely.
It also gives the power that is ahead an edge it could think of as an opportunity and is decisive.
Finally, a hi-tech war based on AI and quantum computers can be hacked or reprogrammed by terrorists, rogue states and even individuals into irreversible actions.

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