The Industrial Revolution gave birth to many different ideologies. If the Industrial Revolution had not started, ideologies like communism and capitalism would not be seen in the world today. These ideologies also gave the world a different shape. The Industrial Revolution also led to the discovery of new things. This has played a major role in shaping today’s modern world. Now the world is entering the fourth industrial revolution. Many countries are competing with each other in terms of data, artificial intelligence and quantum computing to compete in the 21st century. This has led to an information war in many superpowers. Every country is trying its best to get each other’s technology. So according to experts, right now we are entering the Cold War of technology. Where the battle is not about bombs or weapons but about data and intellectual property.
Theft of intellectual property
A few years ago, the United States accused China of stealing its intellectual property. China is expanding its industrial policies. Foreign companies that set up their plants in China have to share technology with China. This is why Apple, Samsung and other companies have to share their technology with them. As a result, China easily sells other companies’ smartphones, gadgets and other counterfeit products around the world. Also, China is accused of trading by manipulating the currency.
China has often been accused of trading by manipulating the currency. This is why the trade war between the US and China started. The United States has imposed four major sanctions on China. The United States has also banned Chinese major Huawei. Huawei was to set up a large 5G setup in the US. However, the project was shut down due to a ban in the United States.
Alleged data theft
The United States has said in a statement that it has no plans to sue. The United States has said that Huawei is stealing private data. Also, the stolen data is being passed directly to the Chinese military. This could pose a major threat to the country’s security in the future. The United States has banned Huawei for this reason. In addition, the United States has banned China’s largest telecommunications company ZTE.
Britain-Australia on the way to America
Following in the footsteps of the US, Britain and Australia also banned Huawei in their country. In addition, the United States has repeatedly accused China of spying on them. At present no decision has been taken to ban Huawei in India. The major companies in the country, Airtel and VI, buy most of their equipment from Huawei. So right now Geo is the only company that makes these devices themselves.
Relations between the two countries have been strained following clashes between Chinese and Indian troops in the Galvan Valley. The Indian government had also banned several Chinese apps in India for security reasons. This includes all the popular Chinese apps in India. Therefore, in the future, the Indian government may also ban Huawei. However, a ban on Huawei in India could lead to Geo’s monopoly on the country’s telecom sector. Which is not a good thing.
Data and Intellectual Property War
It would not be wrong to say that the nature of war is changing because of technology. Right now data and intellectual property have become extremely important. So these things are more important than bombs and weapons. Countries around the world are changing their economic rules to address data security. In a way, the world is entering the Cold War of technology. Other countries are also being drawn into it through the US and China. So it’s hard to predict what will happen in the future in the Cold War of technology.